I had lentil soup for supper standing up at the kitchen counter. After I finished, I moved to the couch in the empty living room and sat under the flat overhead light refreshing feeds on my laptop. This was not a way to live. A man would go to a bar alone, I told myself. So I went to a bar alone.
Librarians at the University of California system balked when the Nature Publishing Group raised the price of the scores of journals the huge library system subscribes to over $17,000 per journal. The librarians objected that it was ludicrous for universities to fund research and then pay to read it.