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“The Geyser” is an e-newsletter devoted to analyzing, discussing, and interpreting key information and updates about publishing, information purveyance, technology, commerce, and strategy.

“The Geyser” is written by Kent Anderson, the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen, and former publisher at AAAS/Science, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and a past-President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

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The goal is “optimistic criticism” along with updates and relevant deep-dives into trends. When being critical, the aim will be to follow Jaron Lanier’s mantra, which he stated as:

. . . criticism has . . . optimism built in. . . . I think in the very act of criticizing it I’m expressing a hope that we’ll find our way out.

We also believe that a main lesson in the legend of Cassandra is:

Cassandra was right.


So was Colin Kaepernick.

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