Ian’s policy statement at The Commons, in combination with the comment spamming I received a couple of weekends ago, prompts me to make this editorial policy statement regarding comments:
As of today, comments will be open for one week on each post.
So please speak your mind, civilly and quickly.
Entergy has energized the high-voltage transmission line they’ve been laying under the Mississippi River. They built a flexible duct conduit system and installed it using horizontal drilling techniques adapted from offshore oil drilling.
What a great example of adaptive technology transfer!
A great group of free-market environmentalist analysts and scholars have started up The Commons, a site dedicated to discussion of “environmental quality and human dignity through free markets and property rights”.
I recommend it highly and encourage you all to visit. In walking the talk by establishing transparent rules for the use of the site, Iain Murray lays out what I think is a good, concise statement about comment policy:
If comments are invited, please remember you are a guest on private property. We shall defend the environmental quality of this blog as staunchly as we would defend any stream, forest or animal we own.
From Wired, Larry Lessig’s stump speech against protectionism. It’s good. And it’s pathetic that supposed dynamic innovators have to hear it.