Open Access

Gratifying that the issue of open access publishing is getting some ink in the popular press. Even if the coverage is a bit simplistic: “… it doesn’t make sense for journals to charge fees for access to primary research articles when that research is supported largely by public funding.” Open Access, from Slate

2004 cybercrime retrospective

Cyber crime booms in 2004, from BBC Interesting excerpts: The count of known viruses broke the 100,000 barrier and the number of new viruses grew by more than 50%. One of the biggest changes of 2004 was the waning influence of the boy hackers keen to make a name by writing a fast-spreading virus … 2004 saw a significant rise in criminal use of malicious programs. … This change in.. Read More