As a happy owner of the popular SEG monographs by Tucker and Yorston (1973) and Tucker (1982), the appearance of Tucker (1988) as the leadoff article in the June, 1988 issue of Geophysics caught my attention, and I began reading with high expectations. Admitting that the paper was chiefly about the philosophy and mechanics of contouring seismic data, I nevertheless found it disappointing, primarily because in describing his unique seismic contouring skill, Tucker never mentions migration or its importance in the conversion of raw seismic times to three-dimensional (3-D) geologic structure. Also, many of the statements in his paper can be challenged on the grounds of imprecision or omission in terms of real structural interpretation.

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