The incredible redundancy of academia
I’ve been writing a paper on mobile payments.
Reading through hundreds of journals and papers, it is beyond obvious that most research is intended to be published. The inherent incentives are driven by number of publications. Most research papers read like revelatory feats, although they originate from several reinventions of the same wheel.
Research can be exponentially more ‘agile’, if researchers can share their failures. Perhaps, most of the internet’s value comes from an open sharing of ‘what didn’t work; than ‘what did work’.
It is an obvious problem that the likes of Mendeley can tackle. A space worth watching out.