Is Open Access like Modern Ballet?
Connotea Imports 2012-08-01
"It seems to me that Open Access Publishing, especially the type which is enabled by the new realities of the internet, resembles modern ballet. The usually conservative scientists reluctantly embracing technology discovered and popularized by a bunch of twenty somethings. The stodgy publishers turn to the young technocrats to show them the way science publishing will look in the future. While everyone is transfixed, waiting for the arrival of the new reality in science communication, the purists claim that publishing should stay the way it was."