1000 Simple Words

This is an impromptu blog post as part of the discussion going on over at Highly Allochthonous. Researchers are using this easy online text editor to describe their research in 1000 common words. The editor will squawk when you use a word that’s ‘un’ common (e.g., snow (!)).

Ever notice how conferences are like high school?

The past two weeks have been conference overload, so maybe this post arises from the inevitable post-conference brain scramble. But it’s an interesting analogy to consider, particularly while listening to music I first got hooked on in high school. Think back to the last conference you went to, and see if you can identify the…