I believe I am becoming more and more opinionated against writing a book for publication. Nearly anyone can get published now. This isn’t to say that good books aren’t getting published but that they are few and far between the mass of spam masquerading as books. Even ignoring anthologies of websites such as PHD: Piled High and Deep and PostSecrets, it seems that nearly every “famous blogger” across the internet is sharing their 2 cents in published books. Every blogger, whether a has-been actor from some randomly popular TV series over 15 years old or a web-designer-turned-blogger-turned-armchair-theologian, seems to have a book, telling their (relatively uninteresting) life story or giving advice on nearly any topic. I’m a big fan of the “Linux ideology” (OSI, FSF, and Open Access publishing) that strives to keep information available, but I’m still wary of being just another author among many. In some ways, I’d rather stay “just a blogger” and leave publications to the people who either do have something worth reading and those who think they do.