• Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    It's always looked strange to me that the passing of the British crown to James VI/I gets consistently described as England taking over Scotland. From here it looks the other way around; certainly at the level of the monarchy anyway....
  • Commented on A footnote about the publishing industry
    Don't forget simple population increase as a source of growth! World population has more than doubled during my lifetime, US population has increased more than 50% (I'd have to look up figures for early in my life, 50% covers more...
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    Seems to me there's under-thought religious fervor all around, mixed with sane people with opinions, in the publishing discussion (globally, not specifically here). My personal bitch is how bad a job some of the mainstream publishers do on copy-editing. (Also,...
  • Commented on Things publishers can't do (yet)
    We can't (at all easily) change copyright, that's true (although it did have considerable value back BEFORE the whole world kind of standardized, too). And I suppose models based on more-permissive licensing terms are already being included in the discussion....
  • Commented on Things publishers can't do (yet)
    If you're going to rethink the landscape, how about going one step further back? A lot of the details of current contract language result from the current model being based on copyright as the ultimate legal control on what can...
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