“What you don't know won't hurt you" is a cliche whose lack of validity probably is exceeded only by its age. Think what an unlighted, open manhole at night can do to you! A paraphrase of this old saw that I think can be defended, at least in the context of my remarks today, is that "What you don't need, needn't worry you." The really serious problems are posed by the things and services you need badly and are unable to obtain. It is only because prompt, reliable access to accurate scientific information is so necessary to good research that the title of this talk makes any sense.
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Adkinson, Burton W.
"Information—A Problem of the Research Scientist,"
Journal of the Graduate Research Center: Vol. 30:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.smu.edu/journal_grc/vol30/iss2/2