Re: Repp and numerous others ("Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103" )

Subject: Re: Repp and numerous others
From:    "Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103"  <IN09(at)MUSICB.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Tue, 22 Nov 1994 19:22:32 EST

>I thought the idea of the BB was to address obscure or current questions, or >at least, for juicy gossip, not for people who are too lazy to do even a >minimal literature search (not to mention the concept of doing the literature >search before you run the experiment). > >Sardonic in Seattle Sorry, but I disagree. What better use of this list than to get information more efficiently by consulting experts than by spending hours in the library. If you were in your office and a colleague walked in and asked you for some leads in finding research on a topic, I am sure you would be very obliging. What's the difference when colleagues do it by email? A side benefit is that they may find others interested in their particular topic. I have a similar feeling about announcements and queries of all types, providing that they originate with members of the list and are of interest to the the membership (e.g, persons available for jobs, jobs available for people, and all the myriad things we would talk about if our offices were next to each other). I think being a member of a list like ours is a matter of give and take. - Al Bregman in Montreal

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