Talks by Andrew Odlyzko

The evolution of scholarly communication and the supreme power of inertia

Andrew Odlyzko University of Minnesota
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.