Friday, September 14, 2007

The Effect of Papers

Dani Rodrik counts some fan papers, noting that it has to be a sign of advanced age that one's been around long enough to have someone else chronicle your academic work.

The problem, of course, for 99.9999% of us, is not that papers make us feel old, but that they make us feel really, really stupid. Conceptualizing the idea that I will at some point in the future become a published author is particularly frightening.

Sadly, it will likely be an ecomomics paper, and not credits for video game dialogue or a novel.

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