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Today, I submitted an abstract for the upcoming AAS Meeting in June. At the end, there was a field I'd never seen before, for a "plain language" abstract of 10-50 words. Apparently meant for journalists and laypeople (and nosy politicians, I bet).

Part of me was tempted to enter, "This science is totally cool and awesome!" or "this is teh best science EVAR" but I was good and entered in something serious but comprehensible.

It brings to mind a conversation I had with a colleague recently - writing rejection letters in txt msg format. "No job 4 U. kthxbai."

Date: 2012-03-01 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnibbles.livejournal.com
Bonus points if you make a "lolcat abstract", reducing your entire abstract into one cat photo and a short caption.

Date: 2012-03-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcltdw
*blink*

I do believe the comment above wins the Internet for today.

Date: 2012-03-01 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astra-nomer.livejournal.com
For minute there, I was even tempted to do it. :)

Date: 2012-03-01 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuclearpolymer.livejournal.com
I guess that's tweet length, eh?

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