Despite my recent resolution to avoid talks and accomplish more, I'm going to four of the things in the next week. They all fit nicely into my schedule without need for me to kill time waiting around for them to start, and they're all either especially interesting topic-wise, or else relevant to me. Anthony Grafton, for example, is speaking on Magic and the Disciplines of Learning in Renaissance Europe.
Just think... only 5 percent of LJ users pay for their accounts, but only that same 5 percent were able to post this afternoon. (I've no idea if the site problem's been fixed yet, so for all I know, they still are the only ones.) (Idle interest in the whole subject of free vs. paying services online is why I idly follow the End of Free journal.)