[time-nuts] Fwd: IFCS-EFTF 2019: Call for Papers

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Wed Oct 10 18:55:35 EDT 2018


Hi Chris,

On 10/10/18 4:36 PM, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:42:59 -0500
> Chris Howard <chris at elfpen.com> wrote:
> 
>> I read these "calls for papers" things and try to think of
>> something "meta" since I am not anywhere near the 'bleeding edge'
>> of any such topic.  Maybe a survey of the number of NTP-using
>> devices in the world  (people love charts and statistics),
>> or something about the history of something.
> 
> You don't need to be at near the bleeding edge for a successful
> paper. There are still a lot of questions that nobody has asked,
> much less answered. A lot of these questions arise only when
> you work in the trenches and try to properly understand what
> is going on. So, if you think you have something that nobody
> has writen about before, please do so.

I agree fully.

As you come in and view things with a fresh pair of eyes, seeing
problems, trying to make sense of things you bring up topics that others
overlooked. Very often you get "We never spent much time on that" or
similar comments from the folks you thought had checked *EVERYTHING*.

I intentionally sent the Call for Papers here, since I think there might
be more people out there that can contribute.

Cheers,
Magnus



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