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I have just returned from another meeting where a bewildering series of ten-minute papers was presented and audience attendance decayed with a one-day half life. Many of these papers were very worthwhile, but complicated material on too many slides made most of them incomprehensible. Anyone who wanted to understand a presentation sought out the author for private conversation. At large national meetings there are so many contributed papers that several sessions must run concurrently with frequently overlapping interest. Then it becomes physically impossible to cover some papers of interest. Furthermore most contributed papers are not ready for publication or in preprint form so it is impossible to obtain the results of these papers for several months.