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Best description I've read of the Republicans' problems in 21st century America:
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More proof that Elsevier really doesn't get it:

"Although it’s tempting to boil issues down to catch-phrases like "Publicly funded research should be free to the public," it is much more difficult to divine the implications of such statements. I was recently told about a dynamic government-funded research center to develop flexible display technology. What portion of that research should be free: the research report to the funding agency; the peer-reviewed published article; or the new flexi-plastic tablet as the result of that publicly-funded research? How did we come to accept that the peer-reviewed article meets that obligation?"

I understand that Elsevier would like that last question answered. But the rest of us don't really care how it came to be true. We just know that it's true now.
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This is the problem with DMCA take downs and other similar remedies (in bills like SOPA/PIPA) for alleged copyright infringement -- the presumption of guilt:

"Along with some important questions about how YouTube’s Content Management System works, this story highlights a significant problem with much of the copyright systems and suggestions proposed by those like UMG: often, they’re good for large companies more than they’re good for artists overall. It shouldn’t take an uproar from artists and their fans for a system to work as intended."
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Matt Mullenweg on the "Evolution of Investing:"

"The hackers and engineers of Y Combinator are doing what hackers and engineers do to any industry, they’re efficiently and ruthlessly disrupting the traditional model of venture capital and are going to destroy far more more wealth for their contemporaries than they create for themselves, as broadband did to entertainment, Craigslist did to newspapers, and Amazon did to traditional retailers. This is what outsiders, by definition, do."
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Just killed my jscheinf Google+ profile. If you're following me there, please follow me here instead. Then again, if you're following me there, you won't even this. Sorry!
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Be Brown University’s new Digital Library Programmer! Return to the academy and support the scholarship of our thoughtful, responsive user community. You’ll work in the Library as part of a medium-sized, agile, open-source oriented programming team tasked with creating innovative systems that allow faculty, students, and staff to interact with our Fedora Repository.

Check out the full job posting: http://library.brown.edu/about/employment.php#digital
Employment Opportunities at Brown University Library
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"We need a flow of accessible funds through the scholarly communication system to finance what we do. Hitherto these funds have flowed through academic library budgets, the "old" subscription model, which Dr Taylor describes as "a useful service in pre-internet days". In future they will likely flow from research funding agencies (and a few charities and foundations) looking to enable open access." .... um, I understand that publishers' bottom lines "need" this flow of funds from governments and foundations, but do researchers need this flow of charitable funds to private industry. Wouldn't we be better off if that flow of funds went directly to the research, cutting out the middle man.

The problem academic publishing has -- evidenced by the use of this word "need" -- is that they can't imagine a world in which they don't exist, while the rest of us can all too easily imagine that new world.
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"when you say “those tools need to be theorized,” you are in effect saying “those tools need to be appropriated or regulated by someone like me.”
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So far, Google+ seems like a lot of work.
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Exactly. Are you a friend? An acquaintance? Someone I follow? Something else? Answering those questions for all 800 contacts in my Gmail address book seems daunting.
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  • University of Connecticut
    Associate Professor of Digital Media / Director of Digital Humanities, 2013 - present
  • Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media
    Managing Director, 2002 - 2013
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Tom is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center at the University of Connecticut. Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Tom has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including THATCamp, Omeka, and the September 11 Digital Archive. Trained as an historian of science and public historian with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and master’s and doctoral degrees from Oxford, Tom has written and lectured extensively about the history of museums and the role of history in culture. Among his publications, Tom is a recent contributor to Debates in Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press) and co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press). Tom blogs about digital humanities and the business of digital humanities at Found History (where you can also find his full CV) and co-hosts the podcast Digital Campus with colleagues Dan CohenMills Kelly, Amanda French, and Stephen Robertson. You can follow Tom on Twitter and Linkedin
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