Chain Letter

I encourage you to refrain from distributing this letter through e-mail.
In many public and private facilities this is considered wasteful useage.
I display it here as a humorous diversion from your work or school day.


Dear Fellow Scientist:

This letter has been around the world at least seven times. It has been to many
major conferences. Now it has come to you. It will bring you good fortune.
This is true even if you don't believe it. But you must follow these instructions:

- include in your next journal article the citations below.
- remove the first citation from the list and add a citation to your journal
    article at the bottom.
- make ten copies and send them to colleagues.

Within one year, you will be cited up to 10,000 times! This will amaze your
fellow faculty, assure your promotion and improve your sex life. In addition,
you will bring joy to many colleagues. Do not break the reference loop, but
send this letter on today.

Dr. H. received this letter and within a year after passing it on she was elected
to the National Academy of Sciences. Prof. M. threw this letter away and was
denied tenure. In Japan, Dr. I. received this letter and put it aside. His article for
Trans. on Nephrology was rejected. He found the letter and passed it on, and
his article was published that year in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In the Midwest, Prof. K. failed to pass on the letter, and in a budget cutback
his entire department was eliminated. This could happen to you if you break
the chain of citations.

1. Miller, J. (1992).
Post-modern neo-cubism and the wave theory of light.
Journal of Cognitive Artifacts, 8, 113-117.

2. Johnson, S. (1991).
Micturition in the canid family: the irresistable pull of the hydrant.
Physics Quarterly, 33, 203-220.

3. Anderson, R. (1990).
Your place or mine?: an empirical comparison of human mating behavior.
Psychology Yesterday, 12, 63-77.

4. David, E. (1994).
Modern Approaches to Chaotic Heuristic Optimization: Means of Analyzing
Non-Linear Intelligent Networks with Emergent Symbolic Structure.
(doctoral dissertation, University of California at Santa Royale El Camino
del Rey Mar Vista by-the-sea).

5. Magnusson, A. (1728).
On Deconstructing Medieval Manuscripts: Towards a New Methodology.
Pyromania Studies Today 7, 5-136.


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