So, I find an article that references a paper in a journal, a famous publication, and gosh I’d love to read it. I click, and there’s the abstract, the tease, but to read the actual article?
Thirty fucking dollars.
Really? Look, I wouldn’t mind having some sort of online payment system where I could pay a buck or two to read a paper as opposed to a stupid subscription. I don’t want a subscription. I just want this one thing.
I can order a print copy for 15 dollars. Really? For like a dozen pages of print?
Have you seen what textbooks go for these days? I looked. A typical intro geology book can be nearly $200.
Edit: Maybe I just go to a bookstore or the library and read it there?