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Re: Lots of my PDFs online
Perhaps all of you already do this, but I find that one of the great advantages
of getting PDFs is that they can be directly linked to bibliographic software
(I use EndNote). That way, no more hunting around for a paper I need - just
search my endnote library, a few clicks, and the paper is onscreen.
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On 2010-11-16, at 4:25 PM, Dann Pigdon <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17th, 2010 at 4:02 AM, GSP1954@aol.com wrote:
>> Due to the valiant efforts of Robert T most of my papers are available as
>> PDFs at www.gspauldino.com in the CV section. We'll get the rest of the
>> suckers up there in fairly short order.
>> And to imagine, once upon a time people actually sent one another things
>> called post cards requesting reprints, and we sent hard copies in reply when
>> we sometimes got around to it. A primitive era indeed.
> Back in the early 90s I used to exchange photocopied papers with people all
> over the world
> (Australian journals could be hard to get in other countries back then - some
> probably still are). I
> quite looked forward to receiving parcels in the mail from 'exotic'
> destinations, with a sense of
> expectation that lasted for days (sometimes weeks), and the additional reward
> of interesting
> stamps and hand-addressed envelopes that came from an actual person (who no
> doubt waited in
> anticipation for my parcel to arrive to them).
> Waiting a few seconds for a PDF to download is certainly convenient, but just
> isn't quite as
> satisfying. At least in the days of dial-up you got to wait a few minutes,
> with a minor celebration if
> the download completed successfully. :-)
> Dann Pigdon
> Spatial Data Analyst Australian Dinosaurs
> Melbourne, Australia http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj