I am ending my tenure here at The World’s Fair, the blog Dave and I started back in June 2006. I’ll finish up and sign off for good by the end of the month. Between now and then, I’ll be posting my top ten favorites from these past three years. Since you can’t throw a stick without hitting someone contriving a “ten best of the decade” list here at the end of the first decade of the century, let me claim that this is the “Ten Best of the Decade from One of the Two Guys at The World’s Fair.”
I’ll be moving on to Blogger Emeritus status. That means I still have an office but don’t take checks anymore. Dave will still be here. And, as I understand it, he’ll be posting about another blogger coming in to co-author when I leave.
Like many a former scienceblogs person, I too have had mixed feelings about scienceblogs in particular, blogging in general, and public conversations about science and arts mostly. Comments by John Lynch, John Wilkins, Jane of “See Jane Compute,” Alice Pawley, and ScienceWoman upon their departures I’d say make the point pretty well: blogging here hasn’t been an active or fun element of my working life for some time now, and I’m actually surprised I made it this long. Although it it’s never been apparent to me that we have regular readers, if we did (or I should say I, if I did, because I think Dave does), they would comment that I haven’t been blogging almost at all since the Spring, that even before that I was only half-hearted about it for a time, and that it was really probably the 2007-2008 span that was best. So it goes.
Anything else I’d add here would be extraneous or miscellaneous or likely veer into the cynical. I’ll thus tag this post in the Knoxville ’82 section, where miscellany thrive. I’ve always loved miscellany.
Goodbye and thanks for reading.