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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:08090032  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The evolution of scholarly communication and the supreme power of inertia
Speaker(s): Andrew Odlyzko
Abstract: The rapid technological change around us supports the idea of general speedup in the tempo of life, the illusion that we are living 'on Internet time.' Yet many changes are still taking generations, and that includes changes in scientific communication as well as in sociology of science. The evidence for wildly varying rates of changes, and the reasons for them, will be discussed.
Date: 09/09/2008 - 3:30 pm
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