Tuesday December 6, 2005
Surprised by the Literature
If you're like me (and why wouldn't you be?), you're always worried, when writing a paper, that you haven't done a deep enough search of the literature related to your topic. The uncomfortable possibility that somebody out there has already spilled the particular flavor of ink I'm mixing up is always in the back of my mind, but at some point, I just have to hope I've found everything relevant and start spilling. Well, this week The Wife, who has been soaking in the literature related to her dissertation topic for long enough that she should be well past the part where surprises pop up, had a memorable encounter with some theses that were surprisingly relevant—maybe too relevant. Head on over to her blog and read about it.
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Y’know, over at SpecGram this kind of thing never seems to come up. I guess having almost no standards has its benefits!