Buried in the papers

by Yi Zhang

Geomblog has this new post about reading papers for a researcher trying to keep up with various topics. I guess this is a issue for everyone, and I am constantly dismayed by realizing it is impossible for a Homo Sapien to keep pace with research community. The first comment in that post provides some sense: read less! Although this is not even an answer to the original question at all.  I was told there is another remedy for the problem: instead of reading more, communicate more with his/her colleagues. But this requires you be well connected, after all, talking much with someone sharing an office with you while keeping drifted in his daydream is not the best way to know the world.