As I get past the starting line on my second semester of bringing you content here and on the Lawcast, I understand why Life of a Law Student more-or-less died after the 1L year. It’s a lot of work getting out weekly content while in school.
We did have another writer signed up to write for OSP, but he got a job and will no longer be contributing. This is not the first time this has happened. I’ve built it into the way I run my NEF blogs that people will over-commit. Despite this, it is still discouraging, if expected.
Probably that’s all that’s really happening here, that I’m temporarily discouraged by Jeff’s departure. I wonder though, with things going so well with sportazine.com and getting tons of applications with the new culture blog, if my time isn’t better spent on those two projects. It’s a pretty sad state of affairs that Internet and computer freedom does not gain the interest in the non-profit space that culture and sports do. Admittedly, the idea of non-profit sports journalism is interesting. I think it’s a pioneering adventure just to be able to answer the question, “What is public interest sports journalism?” I can understand if there is a certain amount of rubbernecking at the project.
But Internet and computer freedom should be in the non-profit wheelhouse. Have Apple and Microsoft really succeeded so well in brainwashing people that they will take care of them? Is our education system really so screwed up that people can’t both be taught to write and think about technical issues?
Or maybe I’m just paranoid. Maybe the issues of globalization that we discuss at the Global Culture blog really are the important issues. If that’s the case, then that’s really what I should be spending my time on. I don’t think that’s the case though. As you’ll see in my next Cybercrime article, these Cybercrime issues are international issues. Stay tuned!