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6 July 2004

How did it take me this long to find “Piled Higher and Deeper”:http://www.phdcomics.com/? Written out of Stanford it often seems to speak directly to me… I haven’t read through them all (the archive dates back to 1997) but already several have appealed to me like “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=472 or “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=47 or “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=463 or “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=453 or “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=302 or “this”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=360 or the series starting “here”:http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=408.

Rather than wallowing in despair after reading this strip for a while, it might be worthwhile to join “PHinisheD”:http://www.phinished.org/ – a virtual community for people working on their PhDs – or if you are at the LSE “LSE-PhDNet”:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LSE-PhDnet/ (think I found another one earlier on too but have forgotten its address). Also see this “guide to professional skills for PhDs”:http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/network.html.

Thanks Kylie for the links