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Re: Abstracts & Illustrations
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>>> Luis Rey <firstname.lastname@example.org> 02/01/01 06:45PM >>>
>Repeat the mistake until it becomes a 'truth'. Updating seems too much an
>effort and sometimes is unpopular... remember that thing about 'people
>wanting certainty'? Or is it maybe that editors find cheap boredom easier
>and more cost effective? Of course, when we are talking about mistakes in
>science publications the question becomes even more serious.
Reminds me of the triangle in an auto-repair shop. The three corners are
labeled "good", "cheap" and "quick": you can get any two of the thre, but not
all three. If you want it "good" and "quick", it won't be "cheap"; if you want
it "cheap" and "quick", it won't be "good"; and if you want it "good" and
"cheap", it won't be "quick". Editors may follow the same pattern...
Brent : )