Re: NANFA-L-- Patent Clerk? What patent clerk?

Jase Roberts (
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:09:03 -0400

It was a continuation of the "fish mouth suction" / "basic research" / "funding for science" discussion Irate was having with some folks. He was referencing the fact that Einstein made his big impact from outside the established scientific community -- at the time he was serving as a patent clerk in Switzerland.


Sajjad Lateef wrote:
> What did I miss? A discussion of some patent clerk / physicist is going on and I have not
> seen the original reference.
> My dad served as editor for several journals and also reviewed dozens of papers every year.
> For his field (Entomology), the reviewers and authors were kept secret from each other. I recall
> seeing papers with a neat square cut out from where the author information would be.

Jase Roberts
Lewiston, Maine
on the Androscoggin River
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