Saturday, January 1, 2011

Inaugural Post (January 1, 2011)

I have to prepare a paper for a symposium on vice crime and policy; the deadline is mid-August 2011, and the paper must be less than 10,000 words. This blog is my attempt to commit to making progress, and to record the evolution (devolution?) of the paper. The blog title refers to my plan to produce 5 draft versions, with the following due dates:

Draft #1: Monday, January 31, 2011 -- This might be a well-less-than-complete draft;
Draft #2: Tuesday, March 15, 2011;
Draft #3: Wednesday, April 27, 2011;
Draft #4: Thursday, June 16 (Bloomsday!), 2011;
Draft #5: Friday, August 5, 2011. My goal is to post this fifth draft to

OK, here goes.....

[Update: The Five Drafts commitment device has been deemed a success, and hence has been retained (in a revised way) for numerous other papers...]

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