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Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online
She cared less about the form than the function: she wanted a global brain. To her, paywalls began to seem like the plaques in an Alzheimer’s-riddled mind, clogging up the flow of information.
academia  stans  story  science  piracy  female  leader  russia  today  idea  world  brain  knowledge  share 
february 2018 by aries1988
How the Index Card Cataloged the World

Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything. An Object Lesson.

The index card was a product of the Enlightenment, conceived by one of its towering figures: Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist, physician, and the father of modern taxonomy.

The Swedish scientist is more often credited with another invention: binomial nomenclature, the latinized two-part name assigned to every species.

species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, and kingdom.
enlightenment  tool  nature  knowledge  epistemic  botany  research  history 
december 2017 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation: iNaturalist - The New York Times

Most of us are oblivious to this winged panoply, even in our own backyards, because our perception is circumscribed by our ecological illiteracy. Learning the names of our many wild neighbors is an exercise in perspective and empathy, transforming the outdoors from a pastoral backdrop into a world of parallel societies inhabited by diverse creatures, each with its own character and career.
nature  love  apps  life  knowledge  howto  tool  opinion  earth  epistemic 
december 2017 by aries1988

reading  today  china  app  knowledge 
november 2017 by aries1988
梁文道:給他二十塊,他替你做愛(一粒藥丸與一顆橘子二之一) via @instapaper
today  business  learn  knowledge  book  reading 
november 2017 by aries1988
A Culture of Growth by Joel Mokyr — why did the Industrial Revolution happen?

A Culture of Growth, by the equally distinguished historian Joel Mokyr, also sees economic growth as the result of ideas rather than material conditions or political and economic institutions.

Mokyr’s new book seeks to identify the conditions that turned the inventions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries into sustained, modern economic growth. There had been earlier significant waves of invention in China and the Islamic world, for example, but none snowballed into a world-changing industrial revolution. Mokyr argues that in western Europe at the time of the Enlightenment, a set of conditions happened to coincide to create a Republic of Letters, a ferment of public debate and innovation we might now label as open science. Knowledge, from deep scientific insight to more practical technological know-how and tinkering, became a common resource. Leading scientists and thinkers corresponded with counterparts around the continent, and were helped by the political fragmentation of Europe, which led to rulers competing to attract the most prominent intellectual stars to their own territories.
book  history  development  opinion  knowledge  culture  modernity  human 
december 2016 by aries1988
Joel Mokyr: Progress Isn't Natural - The Atlantic
How and why did the modern world and its unprecedented prosperity begin? Many bookshelves are full of learned tomes by historians, economists, political philosophers and other erudite scholars with endless explanations. One way of looking at the question is by examining something basic, and arguably essential: the emergence of a belief in the usefulness of progress.

This was a departure from the beliefs of most societies in the past, which were usually given to some measure of “ancestor worship”—the belief that all wisdom had been revealed to earlier sages and that to learn anything one should peruse their writings and find the answer in their pages.
essay  human  history  technology  science  knowledge  development 
november 2016 by aries1988
爱看历史书籍,但看完很容易忘记具体的细节,有什么好办法么? - 知乎


reading  book  history  howto  academia  tips  notes  knowledge 
september 2016 by aries1988

thinking  pkm  knowledge  how  to  reading  notes 
august 2016 by aries1988



pkm  howto  knowledge  learn  brain 
august 2016 by aries1988
knowledge  learn  human  world  history 
august 2015 by aries1988
New scientist: The internet shows the messy truth about knowledge
Our old idea of knowledge shaped itself around the strengths and limitations of its old medium, paper Books and formal papers make knowledge look finite, knowable. By embracing the unfinished, unfinishable forms of the web we are truer to the spirit of enquiry – and to the world we live in The knowledge lived in the loose web of discussion and debate. All this happened faster, wider and deeper than if science had stayed in its paper comfort zone. Even after the question is settled, the knowledge will live not in the final article but in that web of discussion, debate, elucidation and disagreement. It's messy, but messiness is how you scale knowledge.
knowledge  future  internet  data 
august 2012 by aries1988
上网能避免浅薄么? « 学而时嘻之
internet  knowledge  opinion 
august 2012 by aries1988

knowledge  management  evernote  knowhow 
july 2012 by aries1988
Set science free from publishers' paywalls
IF YOU would like to read the latest research from my lab, be my guest. Our report on a protein from a mouse version of the winter vomiting virus has just been published in the journal PLoS One and is available online for free – to anyone (vol 7, p e38723).
science  research  price  elsevier  knowledge 
june 2012 by aries1988
上周,大英百科全书宣布不再印刷纸质版,专注制作数字版。直接的原因是印刷版的《大英百科全书》给其公司带来的营收比例不到 1%。1990 年版本的《大英百科全书》的销量达到了历史上的最高点,在美国共计售出了 12 万冊。然而,2010 年的《大英百科全书》修订版却只卖出了可怜的 8000 套。 目前,互联网主要的知识传递渠道有这么几种: 传统社区类网站,天涯,百度知道等。人们在这里发帖,互相调侃,讨论的意义盖过了单纯的信息散播; 社交网络,Facebook,人人网等。同社区类网站一样,它的知识传递也不够专注; 百科类网站,维基百科等。主流的知识网络散播渠道,其影响用会在下文阐述; 新兴的问答网站,Quora,知乎等。这类网站专门为了问答而建立,不同的领域之间区分明显,高效的机制使得这类网站中的问答的质量相对较高。
encyclopedia  wikipedia  web  knowledge  future 
march 2012 by aries1988
expert  china  knowledge  anti-intellectualism  society  government 
march 2011 by aries1988

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