Friday, April 08, 2011

The Meanings of Words

Collaborator (email): Can you send me a copy of your bio?

Me (email): Rudbeckia Hirta is a figment of your imagination. She invents over-sized tales of institutional folly with a small dose of commentary on current events, yarn, and whatever else crosses her mind. While currently focusing on the state of the computational environment, her primary training is in mathematics, but as a life-long learner she also studies statistics, biology, and whatever else catches her fancy.

Collaborator (email): No, I mean like this. [Attaches CV.]

Me (email): Will this work? [Sends CV prepared for recent conference proposal.]

Collaborator (email): No, it needs to be in a particular format. See attached. [Attaches seemingly unrelated document]

Me (email): What page has the requirements? I can't find them in the attachment.