Quick post on David Dobb’s guest post on The Guardian science blog network, “Publishing your science paper is only half the job.” This is a fantastic quote:
But here’s the essential fact: science has no importance or value until it enters the outside world. That’s where it takes on meaning and value. And that’s where its meaning and value must be explained.
I have to admit that, nearing the end of graduate school, it dawned on me that probably less than the average 0.6 of a person was going to be reading my papers (not counting my mom). It wasn’t until after I graduated that blogging really took off – I’m thinking now that it would have been nice to be able to blog about my research to the external world.