Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Research gripes

-Books I should have found earlier, written over a decade ago. Something new to cite, and something interesting to read, but still.

-Books available only at Harvard, only in the Netherlands, or otherwise only in places where I am not.

-The NYPL emailing to let me know a book from Offsite I requested is now available... only to not have the book just yet when I come to pick it up.

-The NYPL being filled with a) the filthy and insane, and b) photo-taking, Euro-having tourists, who will forever remember New York, via their pictures, as filled with the filthy and insane.

-This flash that there are precisely two possibilities for my research plans: a) it's been done, and b) it hasn't been done, for a reason.

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