The first Open Lab 2009 review is up over at Sciblogs! Sci was amused that the reviewer notes that editor (editress? editrix?) is listed by her pseud, but agrees that it’s all part of the blog experience. 🙂
The reviewer, Grant Jacobs, follows with a hopefully representative list of some of the posts in the book, calling Dr. Jekyll’s Breatstatistics “delightfully tongue in cheek”, calls Ambivalent Academic’s dissection of academia “wonderful”, and calls the writing overall “great”! However, I have to quibble with his description of our beer post, Good head, as being quintessentially male. Sci herself learned a LOT from that post which she intends to use in her future pours, and which she has already shared with her friends of both sexes, to their interest and delight (“really? Cool! Let’s get another beer and try this…”).
Sci is sorry for the lack of physical science that Jacobs notes, but we work with what we have, and in general the submissions for biology and neuroscience FAR outnumbered those of physics, astronomy, etc (for a full list of 2009 submissions, see here). So next year, y’all are just going to have to submit more physics!! And math, we could use some more math…
But you won’t know what is lacking, and what is not, unless you buy it yourself!
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