I have been very distracted over the last week reading and re-reading IFL. The trouble with writing or tinkering with something like a logic textbook is that there is no obvious point where you should call a halt to the revisions. You can always make it just that little bit better. Even if it is merely changing a bit of punctuation to improve the structure of a sentence.
Still, on the whole, I’m quite enjoying the job. I certainly feel more warmly inclined to IFL than I did. But it has also made me want to rethink how I should run my first-year lectures based on the book. Our students are a bright bunch. Rereading IFL, it’s mostly extremely clear (although I say so myself!). Given the back-up of logic example classes, students can actually teach themselves a lot of stuff just from the book. This year, I think I’ll try using some of the lectures to range a bit more widely around and about what’s in the book itself. More fun for me and surely more fun for the audience.