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  •  Take a basket weaving course.... (6+ / 0-)

    at your local community college.  As a student there, you'll have access to a great variety of journals and databases online.  Our local community college is subscribed to more databases and journals than the "new Ivy" my wife works at.  She once had a friend who works at the CommCollege download an article for her because her employer was not subscribed to the database.  

    Please know I'm not attempting to quibble with your overarching point or denigrate it, I'm merely suggesting a temporary workaround.  ;)  


    •  Access to quite a lot of info ... (4+ / 0-)

      can also be had by possessing a library card and accessing their portals.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:18:21 PM PST

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      •  Knowledge/information/data must be hyperlinkable (2+ / 0-)
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        UnaSpenser, stargaze

        In the race against climate collapse specifically, and ecosystemic collapse more generally, time is of the essence.

        Academic specialization, institutionalized as a modern reincarnation of feudalism, continues to slow down what should instead be sped up.

        The fire-walling and control and friction serve mainly to protect academic empires and subniches. In other words: disfunctional power politics.

        The friction and blockage keep us from putting the pieces together. From seeing the big picture. From doing the necessary Interdisciplinary synthesis. From building momentum in solving urgent problems facing humanity.

        #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

        by ivote2004 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 10:00:11 PM PST

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