Thanks to Lessig

Everyone’s excited about the new Becker-Posner weblog, myself included. It looks like we can thank Lawrence Lessig for making this happen. He’s the one who got Posner guest blogging back in August and a whois search shows that he registered the domain for them. Subscribing with Bloglines has also revealed this cute explanatory note left he left, now replaced with a “coming soon” entry:

Demo entry

By Lessig on misc.

This is an example of what an entry will look like. I have a link here to my blog.

Prediction: The Becker-Posner Blog will have more Bloglines subscribers before it launches than this blog has earned in eighteen months of existence.

[Update 11/30/04: That was fast! As of this morning, it's Becker-Posner 31, Eternal Recurrence 18. The good news is my prediction was right. The bad news is there are more people reading a non-existent weblog than are reading my own. Huzzah!]

Comments

  1. Ben Stark says:

    What’s a Blogline?

  2. Jacob says:

    Bloglines is a web-based service that makes it easy to keep up with the blogs you read. Most blogs (with the exception of many Blogger users) publish a syndication feed for their new content. A feed reader like Bloglines checks these feeds for you, showing you which of your blogs have been updated and giving you a preview of new entries or full content.

    This saves time by eliminating all the instances of checking a blog only to find that it hasn’t been updated, freeing you up to read many more than you could otherwise. For instance, I currently subscribe to 93 different feeds and keep up with almost all of them.

    Bloglines is free and, since it’s based on the Web, can be used from any computer. By centralizing the service it also takes up a lot less of bloggers’ bandwidth compared to feed readers that run on an individual’s computer.

    If you sign up, it’s easy to subscribe to the blogs you like. Search for it on the Bloglines site, add it manually by copying the “syndicate this site” url or the “XML” button, or click on the “subscribe with bloglines” button on my sidebar.

  3. Ben Stark says:

    93 different feeds?! Good grief man…there’s no way you can keep that up.

  4. Yazad says:

    Jacob,

    Well you and I don’t have a Nobel Prize and a Judgeship at the US Court of Appeals ;-)

  5. Jacob says:

    Yes, but I hear that Becker’s espresso shots are over extracted and that Posner sucks at card tricks. Where’s the love, man? ;)

  6. Yazad says:

    OT: Dunno if you know, but there’s a coffee shop chain in India called Barista.

  7. Jacob says:

    Yes, I saw it mentioned recently on Spontaneous Order.

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