Re: Some initial thoughts on the Brussels Declaration on STM publishing

From: Leslie Carr <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 05:29:48 +0530

On 22 Feb 2007, at 03:58, Dana Roth wrote:

> The fact that something is possible doesn't mean it is advisable.

You are quite right. However, in the face of rhetoric about
destroying systems that society depends on (Brussels Declaration) or
abruptly ending a publishing system that has nurtured independent
scientific inquiry for generations (DC Principles) it seems important
to point out that "we have the technology" (Six Million Dollar Man).
In other words, the publishing industry is a service industry that
performs tasks that the research industry doesn't want to do, not
that they are incapable of doing.
Les Carr
Received on Thu Feb 22 2007 - 04:11:23 GMT

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