nsaunders laments on the sad fact that web 2.0 hasn't really influenced fellow scientists in improving productivity !
I’ve given up trying to educate colleagues in best practices. Clearly, I’m the one with the problem, since this is completely normal, acceptable behaviour for practically everyone that I’ve ever worked with. Instead, I’m just waiting for them to retire (or die). I reckon most senior scientists (and they’re the ones running the show) are currently aged 45-55. So it’s going to be 10-20 years before things improve.
Until then, I’ll just have to keep deleting your emails. Sorry.