Mungowitz doesn't know it, but he and I are locked in a brutal citations battle.
It's brutal because, on a lifetime basis, he's KILLING me (they don't call him Killer Grease Mungowitz for nothing, people).
As of today, he strides the earth like a colossus with 7315 citations while I slink around with 5872.
However, slowly but don't call me Shirley, I'm catching up! in the last 5 years it's 1772 for me and a mere 1766 for KGM. Even better, for 2017 its 314 for me and 284 for him (as of today).
Let's say in a best case scenario, I keep up the 30 cites per year lead. I'm in a 1433 cite hole, so it will take almost 50 years to catch him.
People, I MIGHT NOT LIVE THAT LONG!!
So without further ado, let me present my idea, the amazing Citation Counting Tombstone!
Front of the stone contains an electronic display of your cites, alone or in comparison to any rivals you desire. Inside the stone a device running a python script to scrape the relevant info from Google Scholar (oh and a cell / wifi connection). Back of the stone is a solar panel to power the various gizmos.
Given my intimate knowledge of the arrogance and insecurity of academics, this will sell like the proverbial hotcakes. Looking for a couple angel investors to finance a first round.
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