The WWW and the New Economics of Publication

Worldwide publication is now free, disintermediated, and instant. As a consequence the economics of publication is undergoing rapid change, and many of the ways that society uses and compensates the publication process will be transformed over the next few years. The purpose of this page it to collect thoughtful resources that observe, measure, and analyze this process

The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability; and something is bound to come of it.
     - Vannevar Bush (1945)