The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Open Access To Research - My Statement

My statement on Open Access to research:
Everyone needs paying for services rendered and that payment should always be at a level that recognises the true value of the output. This is why I am happy (nay insistent) that some of my tax dollars be spent on many types of research as we look to sustainable methods of ensuring value flows into New Zealand. 
Having paid gaining that value is to ensure all of New Zealand builds upon it and, seeing as my taxes have already covered the costs, there should be call to "profit from the research" by charging for access as profit comes for what is build upon it. 
I therefore wholeheartedly support the call that all NZ publicly funded research institutions and research funders that they adopt Open Access policies.
Why pop this up now -  International Open Access Week starts on 20 October 2014

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