what software do biologists need?

Peter Rice rice at embl-heidelberg.de
Mon Mar 22 05:39:08 EST 1993


In article <C456ps.LuC.1 at cs.cmu.edu>, valdes+ at CS.CMU.EDU (Raul Valdes-Perez) writes:
> In article <1993Mar19.100010.77935 at embl-heidelberg.de>, rice at embl-heidelberg.de (Peter Rice) writes:
> |> In article <C4390H.493.1 at cs.cmu.edu>, valdes+ at CS.CMU.EDU (Raul Valdes-Perez) writes:
> |>  
> |> > We should keep in mind the old joke about bad marketing:
> |> > to determine the demand for a new bridge, go to the river
> |> > and count how many people swim across.  The analogy is not
> |> > exact, but the spirit is similar.
> |> 
> |> But a biologist would ask: Why are they swimming across?
> 
> But, there is nobody at all swimming across.

Are you trying to confuse me? You succeeded.

You count how many people swim across. You determine that nobody does. Then
you build a bridge???

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