Re: Interview with Derk Haank, CEO, Elsevier

From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 11:33:47 +0100

On Tue, Apr 02, 2002 at 02:27:05PM -0500, Albert Henderson wrote:

> The 'profit motive' argument might have some
> standing if the private research universities that
> dominate sponsored research did not sport profits
> double those reported by Elsevier and other
> publishers. These universities have cut library
> spending by half in order to inflate their financial
> hoards. Moreover, universities have $1 billion
> in patent revenue now (which they did not have
> in 1980), resulting from sponsored research. They
> deprive library users of information generated by
> the rest of the world only because they have
> become skilled at academic 3-card Monte.

Let's burn them all.

They rob the people and Elsevier. They do not deserve to live.
Let's also burn all African universities who hoard their profits to
keep their countrymen in misery and ignorance.

Thanks Albert. Now I see the light. Tel +33 1 3963 5644 Fax +33 1 3963 5469
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