This is a record of a mind changing experience I had with Github, one which will manifest in the months to come. (Well, it’s time to move on, to move further, new experiences await, I like to do this…)
Here is not more than what is in this ephemeral google+ post, but is enough to get the idea.
And it’s controversial, although obvious.
“I just got hooked by github.io . Has everything, is a dream came true. Publishing? arXiv? pfff…. I know, everybody knows this already, let me enjoy the thought, for the moment. Then it will be some action.
– GitHub’s success is not just about openness, but also a prestige economy that rewards valuable content producers with credit and attention
-Open Science efforts like arXiv and PLoS ONE should follow GitHub’s lead and embrace the social web”
I am aware about the many efforts about publishing via github, I only wonder if that’s not like putting a horse in front of a rocket.
On the other side, there is so much to do, now that I feel I’ve seen rock solid proof that academia, publishing and all that jazz is walking dead, with the last drops of arterial blood splatting around from the headless body. “
Negative Coase cost?