Sci-Hub sets a reprehensible example, but publishers cannot be content simply to stamp out such services. In order to evolve the industry into the future, publishers have to provide services that make Sci-Hub and its ilk seem old-fashioned and inconvenient to use.
A farewell to 2015, and some thoughts on why our culture has, in an age of abundance, slowed down so much.
Conformity through synchronization as demonstrated by metronomes.
When trusting the wisdom of the crowds, it’s important to understand what is meant by “crowd.”
The “listener support” model works in some cases. This fact alone suggests it may not have a robust future in the funding of scholarly initiatives.
In a funny “behind the scenes” video, NPR’s Terry Gross shows comic Mike Birbiglia what’s really behind her unflappable demeanor.
“Toxie” is a story based on facts, and worth waiting for. Why can’t the news media return to telling it like it is rather than playing to the narrative?
Elsevier deserves blame for publishing “fake” journals. Doctors share some of the blame too. Let’s not view them as victims.