The Quantum Pontiff

I Quantalk Because my Mouth is Full

Sam, after asking me for $100 dollars out of nowhere, points me to quantalk.org, a new slick website for, err, talking about quantum information. Seems to be a closed registration right now, so no talking by plebes is allowed, but it is slick! I hope it goes far, considering how little success I’ve had in my own endeavors into Science 2.0.

Interestingly, and spurring Sam’s comment, right now it says they are offering one hundred euro for reviews right now (Update: Simon Benjamin, one of the operators, points that you need to make sure and email them before embarking on such an adventure.). I’d love to write a review, but alas the website says:

The style should be polite and professional; not too chatty or jokey.

which rules out everything I’ve ever written. Alas, I will never be a professional scientist, I suppose! Which makes me kind of happy :)

Comments

  1. #1 Flavin
    January 17, 2008

    The quantalk link needs to be fixed.

  2. #2 Dave Bacon
    January 17, 2008

    Doh. Fixed. Thanks.

  3. #3 Joe Fitzsimons
    January 17, 2008

    Actually, I believe it is 100 euros, which is substantially more than $100 (despite the Apple store prices).

  4. #4 Simon Benjamin
    January 17, 2008

    Hi, I’m one of the operators of the Quantalk project. Thanks for mentioning us, Dave!

    I’ll post about registration later, but I thought people might like to know the link to read about our cash-for-reviews offer.

    http://quantalk.org/about.php?part=about_pay

    Note the bit about sending us a quick email before spending time on your review.

  5. #5 Ian Durham
    January 18, 2008

    The Quantalk project will be the featured cover story of the next issue of The Quantum Times, if anyone is interested.

  6. #6 Daniel T
    January 27, 2008

    I wonder if they sent their invitation email to all registered authors of quant-ph in arxiv? or just some of them?

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