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January 2013

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Aaron Swartz’s Guerilla Open Access Manifesto

Largely credited to Aaron Swartz, this has also found an in depth criticism in Peter Suber’s now archived, Earlham.edu blog on Open Access. I am reproducing it, in memory of the deceased Swartz, as a reminder of the duty that befalls us all. Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there… Keep Reading

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#Anonymous Hack MIT Sites: In Memoriam, Aaron Swartz

The online vigilante justice group, anonymous, has hit out at the MIT for the role they purportedly played in bringing about the demise of Aaron Swartz. They took down the Cogeneration Project page and another page which seems to not be loading now. They apologized for taking the Cogen project page down and launched the… Keep Reading

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Medcetera

Dr. Brian Hughes writes ScienceBit, a blog I follow regularly (though more as a lurking reader than anything else more!). He is a Lecturer in Psychology at the National University, Galway, Ireland. His blog is focussed on de-jargonizing science and exposing pseudo-science and the misuse of science to bluff the public. In this post, he… Keep Reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 87,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that… Keep Reading

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