Thursday, July 17, 2008

Is the internet bad for science

Asks a news line in my inbox.
Well I don't know, but all I know is Thank God for the internet and interlibrary express loans. Otherwise I would never have dreamed of graduating in the amount of time I dream to. :)

Of course, I don;t know another way. My researching days started only after the internet became as essential and easily available as air. So its the only way I know.

3 comments:

Patrix said...

"My researching days started only after the internet became as essential and easily available as air."

Amen to that. I could never dream of doing my kind of research (social sciences) if it weren't for the Internet. Research through fax and photocopiers just isn't as fun :)

manuscrypts said...

RIP to libraries then?

Sqrl/TA said...

Patrix, true isn't it? I think I dont think I can count the number of times I run a pubmed or google search in a day.. all that counts towards 'research'..
however there are still sometimes when I have actually had to go to the library and photocopy an article from the 60's.. that was harrowing.

Manu, libraries still are an important part of research, but they go beyond the 4 walls of the building and have a much wider reach, no?