A few interesting bits and pieces:

The Rockefeller University Press has responded to Thomson/ISI’s commentary on the JCB’s recent article exposing Impact Factors. Key point:
“In essence, Thomson Scientific is saying that they cannot repeat the experiment, which would be grounds for rejection of a manuscript submitted to any scientific journal.”

Science Progress: a spectacular new website and blog from the Center for American Progress covering scientific developments and governmental science policy issues. Definitely worth adding to your RSS reader.

Jaron Lanier has written an article for Discover Magazine declaring that while “Open Wisdom-of-Crowds” approaches are valuable, they’re not producing much that’s original or groundbreaking. “The open-source software community is simply too turbulent to focus its tests and maintain its criteria over an extended duration, and that is a prerequisite to evolving highly original things.”

Ian Rogers of Yahoo! Music has posted his presentation to the music industry, highlighting the shifting physics of the information world. “The Phyics of Media have changed from a world of limited distribution channels and therefore abundant attention to a world of unlimited distribution and attention scarcity.”