Now Blogging at “Tertium Quid” at Forbes

By Eric Goldman

I’ve launched a new blog called “Tertium Quid” through the Forbes blogging platform. My introductory post there gives some background and explains the name. I expect to cover a lot of the same topics I currently cover here at this blog, but I will try to do so in a way that’s more friendly to Forbes readers, i.e., the topics there will be a little broader (I probably won’t do as many case-specific posts), I’ll provide more background and context on the issues, the posts probably will be a little shorter, and I’ll use less legal jargon and fewer acronyms. (I know some of you hate the acronyms).

What does this mean for you as a reader of this blog? Not much, really. I still plan to do my normal blogging here as I’ve done for the past 7+ years (I still view this as my blogging “home”), plus Venkat will keep rolling, plus we’ll still have the occasional guest posts, plus I am working on more innovations. Furthermore, I will cross-post most (if not all) of my Forbes posts here after the exclusivity period expires; I’ll label all of those posts in the title “Forbes Cross-Post” so you’ll know the posts originally came from Forbes. As a result, if you’re happy with the way things are, you’re already at the right place.

Nevertheless, let me suggest two reasons why you might decide to bookmark Tertium Quid or add it to your RSS reader. First, you’ll get to see those posts a little earlier than if you wait until they appear here. Second, the Forbes blog platform has commenting functionality, something this blog hasn’t had since 2006. I know some of you have desperately wanted an easy way to publicly call me out. Well, here’s your chance! Ideally, we’ll be able to spur some intelligent value-added conversation over there.

I know many of you are longtime blog readers, and I’ll take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate that you allocate a piece of your frenetic day to read the blog. Obviously I blog because I love doing it, but knowing that you find the blog useful to you is incredibly gratifying.