mathNEWS Issue #500: Friday, September 25, 1998

In this issue:

Rejected mathNEWS Articles

Yes, we do have standards

By Mike "Hammer" Hammond

[Photo of Mike Hammond]

There are those who would look at mathNEWS and simply refuse to believe that these articles are screened for quality before being printed. And yet, as an ex-editor with three terms under my belt, (along with my pants and a variety of lint), I know precisely what our standards are, and what articles should be rejected.

Okay, fine. So I didn't reject any. But what follows is a list of articles, along with excerpts, that I would have rejected, given a chance.

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