Jouissance de JSTOR
I think what I find most hilarious in the JSTOR project is the mutually assured destruction at the base of both its mission and its business model.
- If the mission is to preserve and perpetuate the archives of human understanding in the form of scholarly journals,
- And the business model is to preserve and perpetuate monies due upon accessing aforesaid scholarly journals,
Then to present us with pages like this is to manage at one and the same time to ensure that
- no transmission of human knowledge occurs, and that
- the possibility of even buying said knowledge is put out of reach of all but those who belong to a payor institutional subscriber.
Happy Labor Day, JSTOR.