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The Soporific Effect of Conference Proceedings

It is 9:00 PM, you are very tired, and you are settling down in a comfortable armchair with a book of conference proceedings. You are supposed to call your mother at 9:30. Infer that you would do well to set the alarm on your watch for 9:25.

Contributed by Ernie Davis (, New York University, U.S.A. (19th September 1997)

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