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Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Aug 26 10:44:57 EST 2008
At 10:13 AM 19/08/2008, Stilgherrian wrote:
>On 18/08/2008, at 10:23 PM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> > ... presenters don't get any extra academic points for
> > presenting. They get their points for having a paper published. ...
>Still, I reckon that in the 21st Century getting "points" only
>for presenting work that's "written in words" ... is as obsolete
>as demanding that PhD theses be written in Latin. ...
Yes, but to get to the future we have to start from where we are now.
We are now at the point where academics
<http://adt.caul.edu.au/about/aimsoverview/> and courts
will accept electronic documents, provided they look like paper
documents. Getting them to accept truly electronic ones will take
longer. Also we need to make sure that these formats will be usable
in the long term.
I met an ANU researcher who submitted their maths thesis as an
interactive 3D visualization. This caused difficulties for the
assessors as there was no conventional printed document, just the
software. Eventually it was accepted. But within a few years the
software was obsolete and the thesis was unreadable (not that I ever
understood it anyway).
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