Well this is nice. Today Occam’s Typewriter opens a new cornershop, so to speak, at the Guardian.
For me, this closes a social media circle that started over four years ago because I can trace my entry to the scientific blogosphere to the time I heard someone called Jennifer Rohn talking about ‘Lablit’ – literature threaded with science and scientists – on the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast. After hearing it I summoned up my courage and emailed Jenny, then a stranger, to suggest she include Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels on her lab lit list. Cleverly, Jenny responded by challenging me to make my case and so, for the first time in my life, I published something on the Internet that wasn’t a scientific paper.
That first blooding was enough to tip me into science blogging proper. So it is nice, today, to find myself back at the Guardian.
We hope you’ll enjoy our forays at Occam’s Corner.