One topic that Walt addresses in depth is copyright - and even if you don't click on over to read C&I, you should definitely check out the following series of articles:
- Mark Helprin's "A Great Idea Lives Forever. Shouldn't it's Copyright?"
- Jonathan Lethem's "The Ecstacy of Influence: a plagiarism"
- "Against Perpetual Copyright" from the Lessig Wiki
What I'm trying to say is - I've been fairly negative and disillusioned with librarianship over the past year (which is one of the reasons I haven't written many library-related posts lately), but every now and then I read something that reminds me WHY I chose this career, lack of further advanced degrees notwithstanding. Thanks, Walt!