Physicists thrive with paperless publishing

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Heath B. O'Connell. 2000. Physicists thrive with paperless publishing. Physics. 0007040.

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The world wide web is now ubiquitous. At a time when advertisement on television seems to end with URL it is of some interest to note that the initial interest in the web was generated by its use in th SLAC Library to aid te research of High Energy/Particle physicists. In this talk we explore the role technology has played in the organisation and disseminatioin of information in High Energy Physics (HEP), where paper is finally a medium of last resort, and discuss why HEP provided the ideal conditions for the rapid adoption of new technology.