Making money

Elsevier's Pieter Bolman, interviewed by Information Today in The Future of Journals, claims that journal publishing is not about the "sharing of ideas" - that new ideas are shared at conferences and through personal interaction, while journals are useful as the official record, or a stake in the frontier for researchers. Elsevier wants to make money, particularly from publishing the results of industrial research, and has no intention of sacrificing this so that the everyday reader can find out about scientific research for themselves. [via FOS News, probably]