If it’s not on(line) it’s not on.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Probably, but who can be sure?

If an article is published but no one can access it, does it exist?

It does, but apparently it might as well not, according to the American Chemical Society. They are taking the bold step of making all their journals online-only.

For the full details see Ars Technica

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