The new book at the old World Bank

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The boundaries between traditional publishing and blogs/wikis is breaking down further and further. Exhibit A is the recently published book Creative Capitalism, which was built around a blog of the same name with many top-notch contributors. Now a research fellow at the Center for Global Development is doing something similar for a book on microfinance. David Roodman is publishing draft chapters of a forthcoming book on the Microfinance Open Book Blog. Definitely worth checking out (and adding your thoughts). I just wonder - how long will it take before the World Bank engages in this kind of exercise?

Update: I suggested a few names to David for this new concept - is it a blook? a boog? Any other ideas? Send me your thoughts in the comments section. I'll start using whichever entry generates the most support. 


Ryan Hahn

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