Publishing With the implosion of BugMeNot, websites throughout the web are again closed to anyone who doesn't want to heft over their details just read the odd article which has been linked to (they're looking for new hosting so hopefully they'll be back up soon). In the meantime, I'm horrified to find the even more proprietorial 'sealed media' format as highlighted by Dana VanDen Heuvel who gives a cutting breakdown of how wrong it is. In this case Dana had bought and paid for the article but was then plunged headlong into a series of obstacles between himself and the words. The overall feel is as though in order to read today's newspaper, after going to the checkout I'd have to then supply the paper for it to be printed on and then sit and copy the thing down using my own ink. Madness.

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