Collections of essays have been around since Montaigne --- my copy of Orwell's is practically falling apart from repeated use. Collecting blog postings is a newer literary form, but as Joel Spolsky
, Eric Sink
, and others
have shown, it can be equally worthy.
A new entry in this field is The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006
, which was put together in just a few days
, and is available through Lulu.com
. The essays are all still available online, but I've ordered hardcover --- I still find that makes folding down corners easier ;-). And if this topic interests you, check out the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference
on January 20.