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Re: DeepDyve - 99 cent article rentals

> DeepDyve - iTunes comes to Science Publishing
> http://j.mp/tZIdF

I'm surprised PLoS would agree to provide its content as part of 
the perks for a pay-per-view scheme. This gives "re-use" a whole 
new dimension.

DeepDyve is of course doomed (by OA), but OA is going about its 
inevitable destiny so glacially slowly that there's probably time 
for a few bucks to be made out of this absurd scheme (motivated 
by the equally absurd pricing practices of classical 

Just surprised to see PLoS along for the ride. (Since they make 
no money out of it, it is presumably for the sake of eyeballs, 
but they're reaching those current eyeballs at the cost of 
prolonging the darkness for far more future ones. It's not even 
like a pay-to-pollute scheme, in that it's not self-limiting but 

Stevan Harnad