Re: On Planning vs. Speculation Concerning Open Access

From: (wrong string) Údon <jean.claude.guedon_at_umontreal.ca>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 19:05:09 +0100

And when I advocate institutional repositories to link up together to form a
network (such as D-Space institutions are beginning to do, I believe I am at
the planning stage, as I am when I add that these institutional networks can
organize editorial boards of faculties of 1,000. If planning a first, then a
second, then a third step, that is still planning, not speculating.

jcg


On Tue October 5 2004 09:02 am, Stevan Harnad wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, David Goodman wrote:
> > Where do you, personally, draw the line between planning and speculation?
>
> The short answer is that planning is based on the extrapolation of
> current trends, based on the evidence and reasoning, and speculation is
> the positing of jumps, discontinuities or other contingencies for which
> there is little or no current evidence.
>
> Speculation can of course be right or wrong. And I am quite as capable
> of speculating and counterspeculating as anyone else (and have done
> more than my share of it!). But what is now abundantly clear from the
> overlong (at least 10-year) history of Open Access (OA), is that it has
> been very long on speculation and very short on OA. Extrapolating that,
> one comes to the rational conclusion that it might now be a better idea
> to speculate less and provide OA more.
>
> (Besides, every OA speculation and counterspeculation has by now
> been heard, many, many times over! It is boring, and gets research
> access/impact absolutely nowhere, no matter how much fun it may be
> [for the speculator and counterspeculator] to keep doing.)
>
> Stevan Harnad
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