I got an odd email a few hours ago. It was from Google News! They are introducing a new idea called News Commentary, allowing people who are in the news to make comments on the actual news articles Google displays.
They saw my name pop up in a news article about Mercury, and asked me to leave a comment... so I did.
How cool is that?
I wonder where this will go? Most ideas those Google folks come up with tend to take off, you may have noticed. I'm not sure where they're headed here, but I've learned that when it comes to Google, I'll at least hitch a ride for a while. For those keeping track at home, the article that mentions me is from National Geographic, written by Victoria Jaggard, a woman I met at the AAS meeting last week. Pretty nifty.