11 July 2013

Posters should not be usable as drapes

Sometimes, we scientists are the world’s dumbest smart people.

Reader Ewan McNay spotted this at this year’s meeting of the American Diabetes Association:

He wrote:

I think someone inverted length and width of the available posterboard...

Even if someone thought this was a vertical space, how did they think they would hang the poster?

Check the size of the available space. Then double check it. Then make your poster a few inches shorter in both directions in case the organizers chew up space with board numbers.

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