Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our Mission; Our Vision

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We recognize the primary importance to many people that El Naschie's crappy Elsevier journal is ripping off their libraries.

We acknowledge that a dumbass blog like this one is unlikely to help with that. Our response: Start your own El Naschie blog. As far as we know this blog is the only one devoted entirely to El Naschie, so the market is hardly saturated. This blog is a vehicle for our amusement. We try to provide useful information here, hope you'll visit regularly, and that you'll leave comments, whether critical or encouraging. But this isn't a serious blog, and criticism on that score, while you're welcome to make it, is, we think, your problem, not ours.

UPDATE May 6, 2010: The El Naschie Watch blog has become more serious over the course of time as we have begun to make a difference in ways we couldn't have anticipated.

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2 comments:

  1. I'll just note: maybe this is too serious for your personal amusement, but some of the visual aspects of this blog you probably intended to be whimsical (the pseudo-arabic writing in the heading, the arabesque background, some of the images) probably give the wrong impression. As someone who also wants to see accountability for Elsevier and El Naschie, I think about the worst thing we could do is make it look like this is somehow about the fact that El Naschie is Egyptian/Arab/a Muslim. I know it isn't for me, and I don't think it is for you, but someone looking at this blog and unfamiliar with the case could really get the wrong impression.

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  2. Hi Ben, thanks! All comments are welcome. I must say though that your post betrays a very common syndrome among Westerners -- a relish to blame one's own culture for the dysfunctionalities of others'.

    Here is what you said (MY COMMENTS INLINE): I THINK ABOUT THE WORST THING WE COULD DO IS MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THIS IS SOMEHOW ABOUT THE FACT THAT EL NASCHIE IS EGYPTIAN/ARAB/A MUSLIM.

    And er... WE... somehow encourage precisely that impression? Who wants to do that? HINT: EL NASCHIE.

    I know it isn't for me, and I don't think it is for you, but someone looking at this blog and unfamiliar with the case could really get the wrong impression. WHO INTENTIONALLY PROMOTES THE "WRONG" IMPRESSION? HINT: AL NASCHIE.

    Check this letter out:

    I am Egyptian physicist, and the case of Mohamed El Naschie is something that interests me for a host of reasons. The guy has essentially hijacked the middle-eastern media, and for five years, he has been saying that he is a Nobel prize candidate. He also claims that the West does not appreciate his works because of his firstname/nationality/religion ... etc.

    He is doing a real harm and I am VERY troubled about how Elsevier is ignoring the issue.

    If you (or any other scholar) could raise the issue on your official institutional webpages, this will provide some creditability and we may be able to get the Egyptian media interested in investigating the case and probably reverse the damage he did.


    AWSOME!

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