E-publishing is too easy to be credible by itself

Boris Katz (bkatz@DH.COM)
Tue, 14 Jun 1994 18:50:48 -0600

You will not be able to do this because of the _law of credibility_
proposed by Thomas Schelling and Amotz Zahavi:

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| For a message to be credible, it has to be costly to fake. |
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Examples are abound: lion's roar, Dirty Harry's "Go ahead, make my day",
Job's commitment to god despite all the sufferings the latter sent on
him, driving a RR vs a Yugo, etc, etc.

That's why people will always value publications in "Nature" and "Science"
higher than publications in most other journals or self-publications.

Boris Katz