Mike D's rational comments (NOT grandiosity!)

Wayne Maddison wmaddisn at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Mon Jun 19 16:33:55 CDT 1995

To add my two bits about Mike D's comment that "No one should be
contemplating constructing conventional keys as identification aids":
Let's not forget that most of the world's biodiversity is in countries that
have an awfully tough time affording computing resources.  We must consider
the needs and resources of third-world countries if we are to set
priorities in the techniques used in systematic work.  It's great to set
our sights high and dream of an ideal world, but we are not there yet, and
keys printed on paper will still be used by those sweating over microscopes
lit by flashlights in tropical forests.

Wayne Maddison

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