TIM WORSTALL: " I must have missed that lesson at the Blogging Academy where it is pointed out that I have to respond to every passing crank, especially when there are other posts here which explain exactly my views on such matters."
Heh. Though I kind of like the idea of a Blogging Academy. Not quite as cool as the Starfleet Academy, it's true, but still . . . .
UPDATE: Reader Scott Llewellyn emails: "I assume someone already wrote in that the Blogger Academy should be named 'Blogwarts.'"