A new perspective
This is issue 13. A pivotal issue if you ask me. Three months of the Clojure Gazette have gone out over email. We have over 800 subscribers now. We grow every day.
I appreciate all of the feedback I get. I know how busy people are. But I wish I got more. I have had a couple of offers of help. I have gotten some suggestions for things to write about. And I have gotten some feedback saying this is not something that people need. They said that there are already plenty of places to find links to stuff about Clojure.
And in a way the feedback is right: Planet Clojure, reddit.com/r/clojure, Clojure Pipe, etc. Plenty of places to fill up your reading queue with Clojure goodness.
But in a way, the feedback misses something important: these feeds are firehoses. While there is something to staying up to date, I would much rather read an old, seminal paper that I hadn't known of than read yet another "my first Clojure program" blog post. My initial impetus was to mine the enormous data vaults of the internet not for novelty but for quality. It has been a mild success. However, I fear that this is becoming harder to do and I want to avoid scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Now I am pondering the direction to move in. I want to increase the quality of discourse. There is room for much more deep thought and analysis in the Gazette. I am going to find that room and try to fill it.
And so, my lovely readers, please, please reply to this email. I like meeting new people. And please, please enjoy this issue, full of the ten enlightening links you have grown to expect.
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