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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. 

Ronald Orenstein 
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5L 3W2

On 2010-11-16, at 4:25 PM, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> 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. :-)
> 
> -- 
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> Dann Pigdon
> Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
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