Mt. Privilege: Status Report
It’s just one of these days.
You just put three weeks of work into one footnote then you wonder whether that effort has, perhaps, been a little disproportionate, but you want to do it right and name the proper source.
Well, at least your supervisor (who was last reported to be somewhere in the Mediterranean) has not yet read your new pages (you have no idea whether this will occur before Christmas -2009, that is- anyway) and hasn’t asked you yet to rewrite the page with the precious footnote. For now, this is good. For now, this footnote will keep you company and warm your heart.
And then you find the perfect quote for the next subchapter in an article you had the luck of finding online, but of course the html version has no page numbers. And you need a page number for the quote. Your university library doesn’t have the print edition of the publication in question, nor digital access. And the only digital copy of the article, as you figure out after hours of digging, is residing at an outpost of the University of Saskatchewan – a institution for which your institute has, oddly, missed getting a subscription.
Some days, academic globalism doesn’t work quite the way you want it to. But Saskatchewan sounds like a nice place.