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2306 Fri 17 Aug 2001

Today I had a look at the transcript of the radio program - Background Briefing of 12 August, "Knowledge Indignation: Road Rage on the Information Superhighway". It covers topics I am interested in: copyright, publishing, economics and community.

Essentially its saying scientist who write for journals are unhappy with the publication process. But their situation is like an "anarchist's meeting" where the pub's prices are inflated, but they cannot make a decision to go elsewhere.

These are like the issues I have had with "Ministers in Masses". My solution has to become my own publisher on the internet.

The community issues are also interesting. I read a book earlier this year called "Community Building on the Web" by Amy Jo Kim (PeachPit Press, 2000). In a sense a community is provided by a pub, a publisher, and the Church. But new approaches are emerging with the internet. Last year I read Aristotle's Politics, which has more about community, giving me a philosophical background to it.

I am not sure where I am going with all this, but I think its going somewhere.

Tonight I watched "Aliens".

Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 17 August 2001.

 

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