Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Strange Days

I found a journal article for sale on amazon.com today for the low, low price of $5.95:

http://www.amazon.com/ceiling-mounted-airborne-concentrations-building-TECHNICAL/dp/B0009738BW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233113596&sr=8-16

It's the first time I've seen an academic article for sale on amazon. I wonder if it's a viable paradigm. It seems quite odd to me.

1 comment:

emily said...

I think it's weird too. An article I wrote for Radical Teacher about the patriot act a few years ago can be had for like six bucks on Amazon. It's only worth maybe fifty cents, so I hope students are taught well enough by their library instructors to avoid making that kind of mistake. As I always say: DO NOT PAY FOR INFORMATION. EVER. CALL ME FIRST AND I WILL GET IT FOR YOU.