This blog, as all regular readers cannot help but notice, is polemic rather than journalistic, conversational rather than scientific, and makes no pretense to either (a) approach its subjects with reasoned objectivity, or (b) have anything approaching the ability to unduly influence Circle of Seven’s market share, which I’m sure is excellent and will continue to grow. Anyone who hung out on this site for more than a few posts could hardly fail to notice that its vitriol is often more than a little tongue in cheek.
Which is not to say I secretly love Circle of Seven and what they stand for, but I do think the only way to get genuinely, deeply offended by what I said about them is to take my remarks wildly out of context. Oh, and I’m not “hiding behind this forum”, by the way – I’m Will Tattersdill, 6’3″, ginger, travelling musician, and, perhaps not insignificantly, graduate student at the university of oxford, with a current research interest in book design and marketing. Thanks for leaving your e-mail addresses, guys. Who are you again?