Sounding the Revolution Viva La Revolución! (Image via iStockphoto) Same same, but different. This is my favorite Thai expression. It can mean any number of things depending on the context. Often it is used in sales situations at the night markets: Sounding the Revolution
There’s a new thesis making the rounds that has already stimulated plenty of discussion about the benefits and costs of copyright laws. It comes from the German economic historian Eckhard Höffner, his work summarized in a Der Spiegel review titled “No Copyright Law: The Real Reason for Germany’s Industrial Expansion.” Höffner contends (according to the review) that the near absence of copyright law in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany laid the groundwork for the “Gründerzeit”—the enormous wave of economic growth that Deutschland experienced in the middle and later nineteenth century. An “incomparable mass of reading material was being produced in Germany” by the 1830s, Höffner notes. Did Weak Copyright Laws Help Germany Outpace The British Empire? | Epicenter  Did Weak Copyright Laws Help Germany Outpace The British Empire? | Epicenter 
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The Hugh Cudlipp lecture: Does journalism exist? | Alan Rusbridger | Media The Hugh Cudlipp lecture: Does journalism exist? | Alan Rusbridger | Media Thank you for inviting me to give this lecture in honour of the memory of Hugh Cudlipp. Ask any British journalist who were their editor-heroes over the last 30 or 40 years and two names keep recurring. One is Harry Evans. The other is Hugh Cudlipp. Why were they so admired? Because they seemed to represent the best of journalistic virtues – courage, campaigning, toughness, compassion, humour, irreverence; a serious engagement with serious things; a sense of fairness; an eye for injustice; a passion for explaining; knowing how to achieve impact; a connection with readers.
FEATURE Interview With Jean-Claude Bradley The Impact of Open Notebook Science by Richard Poynder Jean-Claude Bradley is an organic chemist at Drexel University in Philadelphia. As with most scientists, Bradley used to be very secretive. FEATURE: Interview With Jean-Claude Bradley - The Impact of Open Notebook Science FEATURE: Interview With Jean-Claude Bradley - The Impact of Open Notebook Science

Liquid Publications: Scientific Publications meet the Web — LiquidPub Project

Liquid Publications: Scientific Publications meet the Web — LiquidPub Project Info Changing the way scientific knowledge is produced, disseminated, evaluated, and consumed. Project description The LiquidPub project ended with the project review on May 13th 2011.
Eptcs slides-for-coasp-2010 432 views A talk to be given in the "Session on Editorial Innovation in OA Publishing" at http://www.oaspa.org/coasp/sessions.php on Aug 23, 2010 in Prague. Also available from ... A talk to be given in the "Session on Editorial Innovation in OA Publishing" at http://www.oaspa.org/coasp/sessions.php on Aug 23, 2010 in Prague. Also available from http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~rvg/COASP/slides.pdf . Statistics Eptcs slides-for-coasp-2010