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Posts Tagged: information

Gimme Gimme JSTOR

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The question of access continues to plague the academic community—if academia is truly about knowledge and discovery, why are there still so many barriers to the unfettered sharing of information? The architects of digital “pirate libraries” around the world are trying to resolve that contradiction, violating copyright laws to bring expensive scholarly materials to the […]

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It’s All Context

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The Internet offers us near-limitless amounts of information, often for free, at the touch of our fingertips. But it’s also a tool, and like all tools, is subject to the ways in which it is (or isn’t) put to use. Rumpus interviewee Maria Konnikova considers how the lack of contextualization of Internet information shapes the way […]

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How Does He Do It?

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Being overwhelmed by the myriad distractions and endless information floating around the universe can feel a personal struggle. How come it seems like everybody else can deal with it so calmly? This is how Gay Talese, one of the most prominent literary journalists, does it.

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