Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Open Access Unnecessary for Physicists

A physicist called Frank Chen doesn't believe open access is necessary, APS Physics, April 2007, and that someone advocating in favour of it "has no idea of how a physicist thinks."

"When I have an interesting problem to solve, I like to work on it myself and see how far I can get. If I come up with an elegant solution, so much the better. I don’t want to first see what others have done and become biased and perhaps fall into the same pitfalls."

Er... well I suppose you have to admire his absolute confidence in his own abilities.

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