The Information Revolution.

Author:Ivie, Stanley D.

I recently paid thirty dollars to purchase an article off the internet. After reading the article, I discover it only contained 25 cents worth of useful information. Whatever happened to the information revolution?

The expansion of knowledge has taken a backseat to corporate profits. Unless you are a faculty member or student at a major university, your ability to tap into current research is severely limited. Who has the money to buy every promising article found on the internet? Three major publishers--Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor Francis--have cornered the market on the nation's journals. Just try to read one without paying a fee. The University of Chicago publishes a number of scholarly journals. If you wish to make a copy of an article, you had better have your credit card handy. The Washington Post has now joined the selective...

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