Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lamenting the Avalanche of Secondary Literature

By any standard it is now impossible to keep up with the sheer quantity of publications, increased exponentially by two and a half decades of word-processing technology.

The "publish or perish" mentality, long since dreaded especially by junior scholars, has become an all-encompassing output culture that is at once wholly unrealistic in its expectations and encouraging of staggering superficiality in its Diktat to leave no thought unpublished.
–Markus Bockmuehl, Seeing the Word, 33.

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