Don’t say that “you are going to brush your teeth”; instead “I am going to apply the force of friction to overcome the electrical bonds between my teeth and foreign matter.”
Scientists who want to describe their work on Wikipedia should not be forced to give up the kudos of a respected journal. So says a group of physicist who are going head-to-head with a publisher because it will not allow them to post parts of their work to the online encylopaedia, blogs and other forums.So, for now, feel free to talk like a physicst, but just not on Wikipedia. Let's see what happens in May.
The physicists were upset after the American Physical Society withdrew its offer to publish two studies in Physical Review Letters because the authors had asked for a rights agreement compatible with Wikipedia . The APS asks ascientists to trasnfer their copyright to the sccoiety before they can publish in an APS journal. This prevents scientists contributing illustrations or other "derivative works" of their papers to many websites without explicit permission.