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Making Us Root for Sci-Hub

A couple of months ago I wrote about Jason Shen's article on how Sci-Hub was blowing up academic publishing. I said I was conflicted about Sci-Hub because they basically make journal articles from academic publishers available for free and that's … Continue reading

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Blowing Up Academic Publishing

Jason Shen has a very interesting post on how Sci-Hub is blowing up academic publishing. For those who don't know, Sci-Hub is a site that offers free access to over 51,000,000 scientific journal articles. These papers are collected when a … Continue reading

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The Publishing Workflow for ProGit v.2

As most of you know, I'm fascinated by publishing workflows. These days, my preferred scheme is write in Emacs/Org-mode and export to whatever final format I need. This strikes me as ideal. Not everyone agrees, of course. Scott Chacon, one … Continue reading

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Amazon and the Publishers

Over at Vox.com, Matthew Yglesias has a provocative article on the contretemps between Amazon and the publishing industry and with Hachette in particular. It's mainly been portrayed in the press as an argument over prices but Yglesias says that's just … Continue reading

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Turnkey Publishing

I've written several posts about the challenges facing the publishing industry and how their continued existence—at least in their current form—is looking increasingly tenuous. Just today Charlie Stross described the Internet as a ‚Äúcommunication tool that tends to disintermediate supply … Continue reading

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