We noted that SSRN paper by Fred R. Shapiro and Julie Graves Krishnaswami revising the history of the Blue Book. So did Adam Liptak in today's New York Times: Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It. H/t: John Henry Schlegel.
Update: Professor Schlegel writes us that Karl Llewellyn was “nuts but not natively anal." Llewellyn's one-page proto-Blue Book, which Shapiro and Krishnaswami's reprint, would seem to bear out at least the latter half of his assessment.