The key to reading academic papers is printing them out, grabbing some tea/coffee and a pen, and staying the fuck away from the internet.
@cwebber @bob @maiki Ah, was wondering if it was related to something like this: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html
@bgcarlisle on one hand, I can be disturbed by that, but on the other, most books from mainstream publishers are just the output of a huge, largely hidden marketing engine.
This is why we need to support DRM and independent publishers/authors! I've actually been reading more lately, so I have more reasons to support them. ^_^