Now, just over a year after the Diary’s inception, we’re finished. Between the three of us (plus a small handful of reviews by two other contributors), we’ve set down 815 reviews of the Encyclopedia’s 537 entries. I wrote 111 of these (mostly when I should have been doing something else — shhhh! ;). Also thanks to some meticulous record-keeping by N.E. Brigand, I can tell you that more than 200 of the entries were reviewed by two people, and roughly 25 were reviewed by three. It was important to us to record multiple perspectives whenever we could, but close to 300 of our reviews are still just “one person’s opinion”, for what it’s worth. Of course, even those multi-angle reviews are still just our opinions. I, for one, would still love to hear from others.
That being said, I think we’ve made some good observations during the long, slow process of digesting the Encyclopedia. Have a gander and see if you don’t think so. What’s next for the Encyclopedia Diary? Well, without getting too far ahead of ourselves, we’re investigating the possibilities of turning it into a printed book – to preserve our reviews and to serve as a companion (a very useful one, we think) to the Encyclopedia. It would be a poor substitute for those who don’t own a copy of the Encyclopedia; however, the price would be a mere tithe, so perhaps a poor substitute is better than none at all.
Drop me a comment with any thoughts you may have. Would any of you