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Re: <nettime> The Precariat and Climate Justice
Patrice Riemens on Sun, 8 Nov 2009 09:54:56 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The Precariat and Climate Justice

On Sat, Nov 07, 2009 at 03:31:47PM +0100, Rob van Kranenburg wrote:
> Hi Felix,
> I really share your optimism, but just not here:


As I wondered what kind of friends Rob had, I got a similar mail from,
yes, a friend (from Germany). In fact another friend of mine actually
works, as editor, for one of these profit maximisers publishers
operating in perfect cahoot with the academic establishment. So you
try to broach the subject of open access/ publishing with these
people, and you get a sympathetic ear from the smart ones (the
minority) and very dark looks from the professionally and militantly
incompetent ones (the vast majority, especially in academia) and you
pretty well know it's hopeless... at least at that level, with these
people and within the existing institutional framework.

That makes me always wonder why people bother about occupying these
empty shells and try to get the scientific establishment(s) changed.
Why not go fishing instead? Would be like the famous German slogan of
the xxxties: "Imagine, there is war, but nobody goes there".

Cheers from the Turkish Tea House, AsiaSource3 F/OSS Camp, IIRR, Silang, 
Cavite, Pilipinas  (http://www.asiasource3.net)
patrizio and Diiiinooos!

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