Re: Build your own bestseller (was work market)

John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 08:43:10 +0900

> I think that sometimes it has nothing to do with the quality, wich is
>obviously important but always relative and arbitrary.
> It has especially to do with the means in wich you move the people who
>supports you, and of course your talent to raise between the power. I think
>that to become a bestseller in anthropology and any other field is always a
>political desicion and it is over us.
> Gisela Bulanikian

Discovered in the Utne Reader (Sept-Oct. 96, p. 81):

"My English teacher from 1955, run to ground by some documentary crew
trying to explain my life, said that in her class I had showed no
particular promise. This was true. Until the descent of the giant thumb, I
showed no particular promise. I also showed no particular promise for some
time afterwards, but I did not know this. A lot of being a poet consists of
willed ignorance. If you woke up from your trance and realized the nature
of the life-threatening and dignity-destroying precipice you were walking
along, you would switch into actuarial sciences immediately." --Margaret

Free translation from a campaign for Compaq computers, now running in Japan,

"If you don't do it, you won't do it."

Think about it.

John McCreery
3-206 Mitsusawa HT, 25-2 Miyagaya, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220, JAPAN

"And the Lord said unto Cyrus, 'Shall the clay say to him who moldest it,
what makest thou? Let the potsherd of the earth speak to the potsherd of
the earth." --An anthropologist's credo