I was up in London last night co-hosting a session with London based colleague Paul Evans. We’re collaborating on a couple of projects just now, but this pub session was to help us progress with a policy focused site by gathering criticism from a small group of experts/enthusiasts for constructive civic engagement with government. Earlier in the session I gave a potted history of Slugger and an outline of what I thought I was doing with it. I quoted James Crabtree’s excellent 2003 “A blog is like…” post when he compared it to a pub. When David Wilcox nabbed me afterwards, it was an idea he grilled me on.