Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Amusement in the most odd places

So usually the business of going to various journals and scouring them for interesting papers (which usually translates to useful papers(which usually translates to comprehensible papers)) is a rather grim affair and I don't expect to be smiling first and then positively laughing out loud in the lab! But that is just what happened today and the sequence of images below will illustrate why.

p.s: I'm not sure if you will find the twitter feed for Applied Physics Letters funny. I thought twitter was some random thing where people sign up and put status messages. But a couple of friends to whom I sent this said it is sort of expected since twitter is a very big thing. So please excuse. I still find it very funny!


RukmaniRam said...

what all papers you read!

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

Yay! At least you spotted my paint-based red circle, lol. With the high-heeled shoes in an earlier post I had made them so inconspicuous you completely missed them! :)) (p.s: I added that :o smiley in red paint recalling the high-heeled shoes episode only! :D)

That erratum paper and all is not related to my work :p I was generally browsing journal of applied physics current issue to see if I can find some 'useful' papers when I stumbled upon this erratum. Mere stupid human curiosity prompted me to open up this otherwise inconsequential paper! And was totally worth it in the end! The best discoveries are often by chance, eh what?

mathew said...

i was abt to ask the same Q..what all papers u read..;-P

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

@Mathew: Next time I'll remember to also white out anything that looks too geeky! :) That seems to be distracting too much from the joke! :(