Who Me, a Snob?

It's a common enough situation that Keith Weaver describes at Nature: at a conference, there are a number of talks scheduled at the same time, and you have to choose which to go to. And sometimes that choice is driven by not the title of the talks, but from what institutions the speakers hail.

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