The views below represent many researchers I know and are based on discussions from Publishing Reform Forum (Twitter) and collaborations with Free Journal Network and MathOA. Questions, debates, comments, including representing other views, are welcome and will be answered.
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Below is Part 1 from series representing my personal views, mostly scratching the surface for maximum brevity. Questions, debates, comments, including representing other views, are welcome and will be answered. For more extensive analysis and debates, see our Publishing Reform Forum (Twitter). See also other related projects where I am involved: Free Journal Network and MathOA.
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There are excellent in-depth sources about giving talks. This small guide focuses on the so-called mini-talks.
No one likes to sit through a bad talk, but unfortunately everyone does it much too frequently. No one sets out to give a bad talk, but probably all of us have done so. (Bryna Kra. Giving a Talk. Notices of the AMS (2013), 60, 242–244.)
A great talk requires a lot of experience but it is a skill that can be learned. And learning to ride a bicycle is easier than to drive a car. …
“Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate”
(“Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything”)
Occam’s Razor, William of Ockham (1285–1349)
It is remarkable how some (highly) abstract mathematics is making its way into “more real” worlds like Functional Programming. The wonderfully entertaining A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages describes how the famous argument that
“Monad is just a Monoid in the category of Endofunctors, what’s the problem?”
apparently did not impress the audience. Neither did the
“Curse of Monads: When you finally understand it, you’ll lose the ability to explain…
Web design is 95% typography. — iA.
I doubt to surprise anyone saying I feel fascinated by Medium’s clean and elegant design. Here is Part 1 of my attempt to gain some mathematical understanding of principles behind Medium’s design. Following the suggestion from the above quote, typography is the part to begin with.
I am a mathematician. Not a designer. Not a typographer. Enjoy all information and ideas here at your own peril.
I like to see the actual work Medium performs underneath. Right-click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect” from the menu. That will open the Developer Inspector…
This is a quick crash-course-roadmap for anyone having an App idea and thinking how to get started. Web App or Mobile App — the principles here apply to both. Are you looking to code it yourself, or give the maximum “non-coder help” to your fellow developer — it should give you insights.
You found a great article but the colours just don’t do it for you!
Or its designers never heard of Responsive Design, and now you have to wiggle back and forth as the article doesn’t fit in your screen!
Or the whole text is squeezed in a tiny column, so you need to scroll 10 times to finish any sentence!
The content is good, you want to read it, but the style makes it so painful. What can you do other than quit?
Just change colours, column width, anything else!
How to do it? Easier than you may think ☺