Open access to academic papers

ImageA new bill is poised to ensure open access to research articles based on taxpayer-supported projects. This comes just in time for my break from academia (and the free campus access to scientific journals I once had), but late for the revolutionary Aaron Swartz. If you’re American, I urge you to read up about this and support Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR — isn’t that a good acronym? They must have learned from astronomy).