An Ideal Systematicists Christmas Present

Rupert Wilson (Herbarium, RNG) R.G.Wilson at READING.AC.UK
Wed Nov 30 16:08:10 CST 1994

Members of Taxacom may be interested in the following item
which has been circulating the newsgroups lately.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 1994 11:23:00 -0500
From: Carolyn Bird <BirdCJ at CA.NRC.LAN.IMB>
To: Multiple recipients of list ALGAE-L <ALGAE-L at EARN.IRLEARN>

A striking example of modern marketing--something for everyone including
phycologists--is found in the latest catalogue from the Herbarium Supply
Company.  This is

 "The Linnaean Wig--dignified, classical, ideal for your next presentation.
Creates an air of instant credibility.  Reflect enhanced knowledge of your
subject.  Show your respect for the past.  Be the first in your department (to
 have one)!"

Clearly a must for those of us botanists, especially taxonomists, who are
having credibility problems nowadays!

For only US$34 you can obtain this marvellous adjunct to your most stifling
lecture from Herbarium Supply Company, 3483 Edison Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025,
USA.  Toll-free phone 800-348-2338, Fax 415-366-5492.  Visa and Mastercard

Sorry for the frivolity, but we can all use a laugh in these straitened times.

Carolyn Bird  (birdcj at

NRCC Institute for Marine Biosciences
1411 Oxford Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 3Z1


Rupert G. Wilson                       Herbarium (RNG) Univ. Reading, UK  \ /~
R.G.Wilson at (Internet)    School of Plant Sciences            ]
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