Critiquing the Critics of Peer-Review

I wonder why scientists, who require significant levels of validation in work in their own disciplines, make rather un-scientific analyses about scientific practices. In this case, paper publishing and peer review.

Peer review, the blind circulation of research manuscripts among a community of reviewers for assessing editorial and content fit to a journal topic, has . . . → Read More: Critiquing the Critics of Peer-Review

21st Century Book Burning

Boston.com reports on the end of books, as we know them, at least for this Boston area prep school.

Cushing Academy has all the hallmarks of a New England prep school, with one exception.

This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west . . . → Read More: 21st Century Book Burning

Evolution of the Reader Experience (Part II)

What is “the book” becoming? Will we see the eBook becoming a better delivery of the “reader’s experience?” Or will the printed, bound book continue to deliver a superior interface? In what situations will an eBook outperform the print book? What features will enable the eBook reader to finally excel in supporting a human reader . . . → Read More: Evolution of the Reader Experience (Part II)

eBook Revolution or More Evolution?

How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write

Required reading – Steven Johnson believes eBooks are at a significant tipping point and a widely innovative range of uses will proceed. This is based largely on the Google hegemony of access, visibility, and social interactions around the book. It also sounds a bit . . . → Read More: eBook Revolution or More Evolution?