Innovation for the 21st Century (by Michael Carrier) Symposium
March 30 – April 1, 2009
Most of all, I’d like to thank Professor Carrier for allowing his work to come center stage in our first blog symposium effort. It is not easy to have one’s worked poked and prodded and critiqued from all possible angles. As flattered as I am by Mike’s kind words about my efforts putting together the symposium and finding discussants, I’m quite sure his job was the tougher one (I didn’t write a book either!). Besides, each of the discussants jumped at the opportunity and agreed to participate too quickly for it really to qualify as work. In fact, by their individual and collective performance they’ve unwittingly ensured that I will come asking for more work from them down the road …
This was a new experiment for TOTM and one that we plan on continuing to try in the future. If participants, commenters, or readers have comments or suggestions for possible future topics or for improving the format, I’d love to hear them via email or otherwise.
We do have one more exciting announcement about the symposium:
The folks at the Alabama Law Review have generously offered to publish modified and versions of the blog posts as essays in a forthcoming volume. We will make sure to announce here when the final drafts are up and ready.