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Last of the Mohicans

July 18th, 2016

I started this blog about 14 years ago in mid-2002, when the world of the Internet was young. On a whim, I thought I’d look at the Wayback Machine which archived the site (then hosted on Blogspot) in July 2002. Amazingly, some of the links still work, and some of the posts are still relevant today. On the other hand, I don’t think anyone on the blogroll is still going as an independent blogger. I’ve been a bit slow lately, but it looks as though I’m the last of my kind.

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  1. Ernestine Gross
    July 18th, 2016 at 23:01 | #1

    Well, you just prove that an individual’s independence is, in a sense, of critical importance for a social democractic perspective.

  2. Julie Thomas
    July 19th, 2016 at 07:15 | #2

    Thank you JQ. You rock as they say.

    Even when you were so wrong and unfair about Julia Gillard, I appreciated the integrity of your reasoning and analysis. 🙂

  3. Hal9000
    July 19th, 2016 at 13:17 | #3

    Congratulations, Prof Q. I think of all the debated topics where the issue has been decided in favour of your analysis, from global warming to the invasion of Iraq, and all those impassioned posters for the other side have fallen blessedly silent. Well done!

  4. GrueBleen
    July 19th, 2016 at 14:56 | #4

    Indeed that’s well done. But don’t think it entitles you to retire: once a Mohican, always a Mohican (though maybe a Cherokee would have been better – say Sequoya ?).

    And anyway, “a bit slow” is how one keeps going after all this time, yes ? Besides, it’s like the older lady and her poster says: “I can’t believe I still have to protest this …””
    [ http://dailyafirmation.livejournal.com/1183725.html?thread=1657581 ]

  5. Neil
    July 19th, 2016 at 16:34 | #5

    congrats – but you’ve been blogging longer than 14 years haven’t you?

  6. Sancho
    July 20th, 2016 at 13:12 | #6

    Good show! Don’t stop now.

  7. barrisj
    July 20th, 2016 at 14:14 | #7

    First got onto you via Crooked Timber…my first entree into Oz politics was the fab film, “Don’s Party”, and curiously enough things haven’t improved much since then.

  8. GrueBleen
    July 20th, 2016 at 16:48 | #8


    Fact is, barrisj they’ve got worse – nothing now is nearly as funny as Don’s was back then.

  9. Dave
    July 20th, 2016 at 20:30 | #9

    Love your work JQ and have followed since the beginning – keep it up!!

  10. July 21st, 2016 at 07:30 | #10

    In the internet age JQ blog is thousand years old so may you continue to pepper the other elders of the blogosphere with your insightful stories …

  11. Ikonoclast
    July 21st, 2016 at 08:17 | #11

    Well done. The broader fields of discussion and the permissions on lengthy discussions and reader initiated topics are what makes this blog different and better than most. So JQ, please don’t forget to put up those sandpits and longer discussion issue entries. 🙂

  12. ZM
    July 21st, 2016 at 14:30 | #12

    Congratulations on the mile stone and well done JQ 🙂 I really value this blog and your posts and the community of commenters your blog has fostered here.

  13. Robert Merkel
    July 21st, 2016 at 18:18 | #13

    Thanks John – I’m very glad you have the time and impetus to continue blogging!

  14. John Quiggin
    July 23rd, 2016 at 17:16 | #14

    Thanks to everyone for kind comments

  15. July 27th, 2016 at 14:05 | #15

    A genuinely important achievement. Will be even when you hit the 20 year mark.

    I think it’s still very valuable to have this site to refer to – including some of the older posts.

    There are a few of the old group ones soldiering on here and there – but I am sure you’re the oldest and the only remaining individual one that I know of.

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