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"On attending Conferences"

Copied from PaleoNet, with permission from Dr. Plotnick.  (Those who have 
attended SVP will find this article amusing.)


Subj:   paleonet On attending Conferences 
Date:   Tue, 5 Feb 2002 11:48:41 AM Eastern Standard Time 
From:   "Roy E. Plotnick" <plotnick@uic.edu> 
To:   Perlmutter Martin A <MPerlmutter@chevrontexaco.com>, PaleoNet@nhm.ac.uk 
A wonderful brief article on the art of attending conferences 

Roy E. Plotnick
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
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"The scientific celebrities, forgetting their molluscs and glacial  periods, 
gossiped about art, while devoting themselves to oysters  and ices with 
characteristic energy.." -Little Women, Louisa May Alcott