The financial sustainability of preprint servers has been getting some attention lately. Our thoughts from the perspective of Engineering Archive.
Cuba's El Paquete, its USB-driven offline internet
A great article on Cuba's El Paquete, its formally illegal network of internet data distributed through USB drives. It's a ingenious workaround & I wonder about its applicability in other scenarios: <https://interactions.acm.org/archive/view/january-february-2019/the-human-infrastructure-of-el-paquete-cubas-offline-internet> Thanks to @gcupc for hipping to El Paquete's existence!
I'm going to have to steer clear of Bemidji for a while.
2019 was a great year for the Engineering Archive. We hope you'll help us keep up the momentum in 2020!
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Working to make engineering knowledge and education more accessible.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!