Literati roundup: Significant push for Open Access with the White House promise… Orhan Pamuk interview… Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway…

White House promises open access to all federally funded research

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
Jim Dezazzo sez, John Holdren, Obama’s science advisor, issued a directive on Friday to all research funding agencies to develop plans to make the results of federally-funded research publically available free of charge within 12 months of publication. It also requires that scientists receiving taxpayer dollars to improve upon the management and sharing of scientific data. This is huge! By my rough calculation, that means that approximately 20 US agencies will now make the science they fund available to the public. This is all in response to a We The People petition I signed over the summer (along with 65k other people).”

Big Push for Open Access

White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.


I was the idiot of the family, but I won a Nobel prize: Orhan Pamuk

from Hurriyet Daily News
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk has expressed private life, his family and his work.

Pamuk regrets Museum of Innocence’s delayed opening due to ‘political pressure’

from Hurriyet Daily News
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk has expressed his regret at the delayed.

(Non)violence and the anti-corporate globalisation movements

from media/anthropology by John Postill
Brief notes on Juris, J.S. 2008. Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
p. 91 ?Militant anticapitalists? [adopt] more aggressive direct-action styles and practices [that] embody their militant visions?. They practice ??self-defense? and violence against property, including sabotage against bank tellers and corporate storefronts?.

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

from Open Culture by Mike Springer

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