Somewhere deep down in my brain, I knew I had to do some work. So I finally got around to ask what the matter was with that work. "Ahh, we're doing it already, and next week is last date for a pre-meeting with the assistant". Okay, so I got me dated for that meeting. In the meantime I collected some materials: The plastic card for library-access, for instance. I thought I would make something on software-piracy. But nope. No data available, no hard statistics, nothing. Seems that there is no software piracy, just the SPA crying, because they want to sell their anti-piracy software. Remind me to pirate that software.
A day before that meeting I finally had an idea of what I could do. I'd write on victimless crimes, yep. That's something I caught on in my 15 minutes library visit. So I emailed across the world, got some crime- statistics from the USA, but none of Switzerland and finally went to the meeting. I brought up my notebook and explained what I would do. The assistant obviously was shocked by raw data and told me not to worry. "You already have enough data". And I had to hand in the paper in two weeks. So there.
I went home and did what I always do when such pressure hits me. I divert pressure to things I shouldn't really do now. So in these two weeks I
Of course, sometime, I'd have to write the paper, which is, probably now, being it only one and a half day until I have to hand it in. See?
And I am even writing this text before my work!
Peter Keel, January 1997