04.11.20

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The Fall of the UPC: Series Index

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 9:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: A one-page index of the 20-part series which ended this morning

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  1. Canta said,

    April 11, 2020 at 11:17 am

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    Have you considered compiling this in a book? Doesn’t have to be a big book, and sounds like a good and safe step in what could be a bright professional career in journalism.

    Journalists do have the legitimate role in society of tackling on powerful organizations with truth and investigations. Is what you do. Yet, sometimes I feel TechRights doesn’t reachs as many people as it should. Also, your EPO coverage is too valuable to be missed in tens of thousands of posts, filtered by search engines and UIs. I don’t mean to break your hearth saying this, but I don’t believe the memes filling the feed from about a year now have the same value as this other kind of work, and yet the memes takes visual space away from it. The same goes for the many years of Microsoft articles. Perhaps publishing that material in another format may open its access to different sets of people, while also give both the investigations and your work/name a “less-lost-in-cyberspace” status, and the memes can keep on coming without messing with the cause.

    Thanks for the job BTW.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    What format do you suggest we offer? In the early days (2006-2007) we offered articles as PDFs, but that did not scale well as the site grew and software changed. You can still find residues of those days…

    I’m open to suggestions as I also don’t know how many people still download (and print?) PDFs. I don’t know much about eBook formats either as I never did the whole EReader ‘thing’ (closest I got to it was the Palm PDA 17-19 years ago).

    If we offer alternative formats which will barely be exploited, then it may contribute to distraction and reduced productivity. We develop some software that scans all posts and generates wiki indexes for particular topics. Surely allowing download of articles would be OK, but one can just save Web pages anyway.

    For posts to have broader impact we’d need the larger publishers out there to play along. However, topics we cover tend to be the suppressed ones. For a number of different reasons.

  2. Canta said,

    April 16, 2020 at 12:46 pm

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    > What format do you suggest we offer?

    Oh, I wasn’t thinking in anything fancy. In fact, I was barely thinking at all. I just saw the index and told to myself: “this investigation could be sorted out in a book”.

    I mean: “a book”, and that’s it, no more idea than that.

    And the whole “reaching other people” was mostly thinking out loud. I was guessing on someone looking on a book store for “patents”, or “investigation”, or even stuff like “Microsoft”, and could find your compiled publications.

    But yeah, it’s probably a waste of time.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    It’s still a good idea. We recently thought ‘aloud’ about making it easier to find other parts in a series. Currently one can ‘fall’ somewhere in the middle of a series, not seeing the other parts because of poor navigate-ability. Which is an inherent issue in blogging. The wiki does not help tackle this entirely.

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