Thursday, April 21, 2005

I Stole this Article

Larry Ribstein makes a serious point in his post, Steal this Article, namely that he has "now awakened to the beauties of free dissemination of . . . academic writings." He refers explicitly to his articles, but I understand him to be in favor of free dissemination of a wide variety of academic writings.

While I strongly agree with Larry's position (some time ago I commented on the miracle of the freely available Public Library of Science jounals), I might not have posted about Larry's posting except for the fact that he provides a link to a free download of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book. Like Larry, I may be middle-aged (but, unlike Larry, not old), but there's still a little bit of Yippie left in me and it might be quite some time before I can work in a reference to Abbie on this blog, let alone link to a free download of his book.

Power to the People Larry.

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