[time-nuts] Paywall rant

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 09:15:21 EDT 2012


Its actully pretty pervasive these days. I hate those sights so now
carefully see what googles pointing me to before jumping if possible.
So a quick question and not to take the thread.
Anyone know if the old IRE papers might exist someplace for free?
I ran across a few of the actual magazines and for me it was actually a
good read.
Regards
Paul.

On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Peter Gottlieb <nerd at verizon.net> wrote:

>   I dropped my membership a couple of years ago.  Every single thing cost
>   money; I couldn't even skim through papers to see if they were
>   applicable without paying full price and it became increasingly
>   difficult to justify membership PLUS paying for browsing privileges
>   especially when there is actually very little of direct practical use.
>
>
>   On 06/05/12, Attila Kinali<attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
>
>   On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:26:56 -0700
>    Hal Murray <[1]hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:
>   > The IEEE is particularly behind the times. I assume it's left over
>   from when
>   > they could get away with it because they only had to jack up the
>   price of
>   > printed stuff by a small amount. Some of this may trace back to their
>   > standards work where they could get away with high prices.
>   Actually they are getting worse. IEEEs Computer Society started to send
>   out yearly reminders that it's not ok to share documents you legaly
>   acuired with your coworkers and friends. Telling them a few times that
>   this is in contradiction to local law, which explicitly allows me to do
>   that didn't change anything... That and also the wording that strongly
>   suggests that anyone who is subscribed to the CDL is a thief
>   ("illegaly"
>   copying files and sharing them with the world) led me to the decision
>   to cancel my subscription.
>   Attila Kinali
>   --
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>   the prosperity and technological sophistication in the world is of no
>   use without that foundation.
>   -- Miss Matheson, The Diamond Age, Neil Stephenson
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