Intl. Journal of Temporal Deflective Behavior
Vol. 4, No. 1296, pp.235, 2010
Copyright c 2008 J. Cham. All rights reserved
|Marriage v. The Ph.D.: A proximity-triggered framework of contextualizing jargonistic erudition
Cham, J. G.*, Slackenerny, M. A. and Smith, B. S.
*California University of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Stanford Institute Center, Palo Alto, CA
(Received in final form 24 March 2010)
|This paper presents an alternative visual web-enabled interpretation
of the short-based graphical sequential narration titled Marriage v. The Ph.D. (MAR). It is hypothesized that use
of this secondary interface
suffused with third-person linguistic usage and academic spatial
distribution will provide improvement in perceived acumen generated
from stochastic interactions with supervisory archtypes found in
learning environments. Results show that persistent exposure to
phdcomics dot com (PDC) is mildly correlated to jocular deportment,
which suggests improvements in temporal-delay behavior of bounded
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