Though this article is focused on philosophy, it could equally well apply to any number of disciplines, including educational technology and new media. "I can see... a much more comprehensive service that partly replaces traditional writing and publishing... there is far too much to read. .... Sooner or later, we are going to be forced to re-examine how we do things and look for efficiencies. To my mind traditional publishing is hugely inefficient. Most of the words in an average, considered-well-written paper are in some sense superfluous: for the right audience, you can usually boil it down to a few statements... A lot of it is setup (background, definitions), rhetoric, and forays down the garden path of objections and replies to try to anticipate others’ thinking." As someone who reads (and summarizes!) these papers for a living, I heartily agree. Via Daily Nous.