• Harry

    When I read that a few days back I was thinking of writing a letter to the editor. It was going challenge or ask, or (waiting for the coffee too hit this am) something. Pretty much asking if they would be willing to change to a CC system. But then I was thinking that it would be too arrogant or confrontational. But then my cat ran across the room and I found myself making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

    But the meat of the question remains, will a major magazine/publication adopt CC?

  • Jardinero1

    I started reading “Scientific American” back in the seventies when I was about ten. I stopped reading back in the nineties when it stopped being “Scientific” and “American”. It should be more aptly named “Tabloid of International Opinion on Science Issues, Occasionally”. I still read “Science News”(since I was seven), a publication which has stayed true to its roots.

    I understand that publications have to update their formats from time to time to maintain advertisers but what happened at Scientific American is tantamount to converting your local public library into a dirty bookstore.

  • Alex

    SciAm is a joke now. It went downmarket, tried to turn itself into a kind of lefty “Discover,” hired some glitzy graphic artists and dumbed-down its articles.

    If you can bear to read the magazine now after remembering what it was like, and can wade through the lefty propaganda to find the occasional unbiased article, you understand what’s happened to it.

    It’s been Creative Commoned!

  • http://orionrobots.co.uk Orion

    First – well done for trying to fight spam bots. I have now pretty much denied posting to all but registered users because of the trouble I have had with them at orionrobots.

    Anyway – it is fantastic that SA endorses CC. Being from the UK, I dont get SA, but I do read News Scientist and Wired.

    Most of my content on orionrobots is creative commons licensed. It is a great way to try and encourage more innovation and creation in a world were it is so rapidly being stifled by red tape.

  • http://beads.psonizo.com Melanie

    I remember when Sci Am was worthwhile, intriguing reading. It’s a shame that it went left and abandoned real science. *a moment of silence*
    -Mel
    http://beads.psonizo.com