Re: Why Publish bird observations? Re: afo

To: "Chris Sanderson" <>
Subject: Re: Why Publish bird observations? Re: afo
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 20:06:14 +1000

Perhaps the 'grey' in 'Grey Nomads' and 'Grey Army' refers to the colour of the 
hair of the participants, or maybe it is their complexions (as a member of that 
age group I feel I can ask that question). On that score does the 'grey' in 
'grey literature' refer to the colour of the publication?
Introducing 'red' into the discussion is interesting. Is there such a thing as 
'red literature'?
Don't bother answering that, Chris. I think this thread has gone far enough and 
I think that if you and others have not seen my point by now you and they never 
BTW, I was not saying you personally devalued publications such as Wingspan: I 
have no idea on that score. I was simply questioning your labeling of such 
publications as "grey literature". I was wondering if you had ever considered 
how such a label would be perceived outside the world of academia. Your 
response has provided me with the answer so I am content.
One of your comments does intrigue me, though: does Wingspan ever pay for 
articles and or photos?
Perhaps you should not answer that either.
I agree that it is better to be technically correct rather than politically 
correct. But, then again, it might even be better to be just plain correct.

Don't worry Russell, I won't add to this discussion.


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point

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