From Jakob's latest Alertbox: Please
March 20, 2000
From Jakob's latest Alertbox:
Please don't write me for reprints of this paper: that's what libraries are for.
Ugh. I guess anyone with the confidence to cite themselves as one of the references for their writing wouldn't still consider it an honor to be asked... but if someone were to ask for a copy of a paper I'd written, I'd be flattered.
And that's not a very usable suggestion anyway, is it? Couldn't there be hyperlink to a .PDF of the file right there?