While incorporating animations into papers as discussed in the May 2016 “From the Editor” column of Interpretation (Marfurt and Farley, 2016) is a practice that, as an author, Marfurt plans to adopt for most of his future publications, the value of recorded abstracts juxtaposed with the effort required to create them is somewhat more difficult for him to embrace. This matter is generational. As a late-career geoscientist, Marfurt still reads a printed newspaper with a ceramic cup of coffee each morning (Figure 1a). When he goes to work, however, few, if any, of his mid-career colleagues read...

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