There is obviously something slightly egotistical about starting a blog—the assumption that someone, somewhere, maybe with luck a number of someones all over, might care about what I have to say. I was prepared to plead guilty to that one. In my defense I'd say that the primary purpose was more to join what seems to be an ongoing conversation rather than simply to climb a soap box.
That said, at least in these early and little-travelled days, it's weirdly interesting and pleasurable to see who is linking to this site .
And one link in particular is just inscrutably odd and tantalizing. It reads, in its entirety, as follows:
"Prof. Michael Froomkin has a blog. I will link to it for reasons I cannot say."