Nanotech 'blogversation' worth checking out.

ACS LiveWire is hosting a "blogversation" (don't shoot me, I didn't coin it!) about nanoscience and nanotechnology. Here are the panelists:

Rudy Baum is the Editor-in-Chief of Chemical & Engineering News.

David M. Berube is author of Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz and the Nano-Hype blog . He is a Professor of Speech Communication Studies and Government-Industry Coordinator of Nanoscience and Technology Studies at the University of South Carolina.

Richard A. L. Jones is author of Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life and the Soft Machines blog . He is Professor of Physics at Sheffield University.

Bob Michaelson is Head of Northwestern University's Seeley G. Mudd Library for Science and Engineering.

Dana Roth is the Chemistry Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and co-author of the recent C&EN article "Looming Threats to Society Journals".

Ted Sargent, author of The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives, is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. From 2004 through 2006 he also was visiting Professor of Nanotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janet Stemwedel is a chemist turned Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State and is well known for her blog Adventures in Ethics and Science where she goes by the blogonym Dr. Free-Ride.

The conversation has started with these posts (with more to come), and you can get into the conversation yourself in the comments there.

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The "blogversation" is off to a good start. I'll be following it with interest. I'm also pleased to see that librarians have been brought into the discussion.

However, especially with all those librarians hanging around, you'd think they'd manage to link to all the relevant posts from that front "blogversation" page, or at least a "next" button to lead the reader onward.