Dear Fellow Scientist:
This letter has been around the world at least seven times. It has been
to many major conferences. Now it has come to you. It will bring you good
fortune. This is true even if you don't believe it. But you must follow
Within one year, you will be cited up to 10,000 times! This will amaze your
fellow faculty, assure your promotion and improve your sex life. In addition,
you will bring joy to many colleagues. Do not break the reference loop,
but send this letter on today.
- Include in your next journal article the citations below.
- Remove the first citation from the list and add a citation to your
journal article at the bottom.
- Make ten copies and send them to colleagues.
Dr. H. received this letter and within a year after passing it on she was
elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Prof. M. threw this letter
away and was denied tenure. In Japan, Dr. I. received this letter and put
it aside. His article for Trans. on Nephrology was rejected. He found the
letter and passed it on, and his article was published that year in the
New England Journal of Medicine. In the Midwest, Prof. K. failed to pass
on the letter, and in a budget cutback his entire department was eliminated.
This could happen to you if you break the chain of citations.
- Miller, J. (1992).
Post-modern neo-cubism and the wave theory of light. Journal of Cognitive
Artifacts, 8, 113-117.
- Johnson, S. (1991).
Micturition in the canid family: the irresistable pull of the hydrant. Physics
Quarterly, 33, 203-220.
- Anderson, R. (1990).
Your place or mine?: an empirical comparison of two models of human mating
behavior. Psychology Yesterday 12, 63-77.
- David, E. (1994).
Modern Approaches to Chaotic Heuristic Optimization: Means of Analyzing
Non-Linear Intelligent Networks with Emergent Symbolic Structure. (doctoral
dissertation, University of California at Santa Royale El Camino del Rey
Mar Vista by-the-sea).
- Trurl, Klapaucius
Recursive Beta-Metafunctions in the Special
Case of a Bogus Polypolice Transmogrification Conversion on an Oscillating
Harmonic Field of Glass Bells and Green Gig, Kerosene Lamp on the Left to
Divert Attention, Solved by Beastly Incarceration-Concatenation. Published
in The Cyberiad Journal, and subsequently
exploited by the tabloids.
- Jim Crump, Jr. and Julia Crump (1989).
Stallion Ejaculation Induced by Manual Stimulation
of the Penis. Journal of Theriogenology, Vol 31 No 2, February 1989.
- Chip Morningstar (1993).
How to Deconstruct Almost Anything, My Postmodern Adventure.
Trip Report on the Second International Conference on Cyberspace, Santa
Cruz, California, dude.
- Hopkins, Don (1989).
The Shape of PSIBER Space: PostScript Interactive
Bug Eradication Routines. University of Maryland Department of Research