As a scientist, I spend most of my time thinking and writing. After managing a radiocarbon laboratory for a decade and then developing a means to use radon gas as a tracer for gas exchange and eddy mixing, I turned more and more to deciphering how measurements made by my students and postdocs fit into the bigger picture. Also, from the start, I realised that teaching was a learning experience; to teach effectively requires an in-depth understanding of the material.

Recently someone told me that if I had learned to type and to use a computer, I could have accomplished...

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