- Complete OA still a long way off. One thing I re-learned during this was that it is incredibly frustrating to see how much of the biomedical literature is still not freely available online. Shame on Elsevier and all the others who are still hoarding this important information.
- Thanks to those providing OA. Related to the above issue, I came to appreciate was the societies and publishers have decided to go the OA route. I spent a lot of time reading material from ASM, BMC, PLoS, Hindawi, and a few others. And I am grateful to these groups.
- Google rocks for science searching. Cuil, not so much. If you need to find something about some scientific concept or issue, Google really does a great job. While I was out, Cuil was announced as a possible new competitor for Google in searching. From my experience, Cuil is really really lame for science searches. I like their presentation in a magazine style. But the search results were not so good.
Anyway, enough about me. This is just a quick post to say the Tree of Life will be coming back over the next week or two. I am still out sick. But a clear sign to me that I am getting better is that I finally want to blog again.
Glad that you are back! I hope that you are now well on the road to 100%.ReplyDelete
Glad you're getting better Jonathan. I know what you mean about the frustations of not being able to see an interesting article because you don't have access at home (or sometimes at work either). Get well soon.ReplyDelete
Glad you're better!ReplyDelete
Well, since I am superstitious (comes from my baseball playing days) ... I am not willing to say I am better yet. Still have some unpleasantries. But the path looks good.ReplyDelete