Thank you, thank you! This is the kind of thing I live for.
I worked at two libraries, county public and college, but not as a library science professional. I fed and cared for the CARL circulation application, collected fines, shelved books, locked the doors, set the alarms and turned off the lights. But best of all: Probability distributions are my thing!
I even ran across the statistician that Hellman is bickering with in this article! He (she?) isn’t known to me personally, only by reputation as a very bright person. And I liked Hellman’s contentious attitude. And there is only one comment on the post so far! I scanned it, am going back for a second helping now.
Thank you for checking, and for your prompt reply. I do appreciate that you made the effort. Will check ‘urban decay’. It sounds ripe (rife?) with possibility!