Re: What do you call yourself?

Ian Saunders (Ian.Saunders@cmis.csiro.au)
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:54:17 +1000


Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:54:17 +1000
From: Ian Saunders <Ian.Saunders@cmis.csiro.au>
Subject: Re: What do you call yourself?
To: "'ANZSTAT'" <anzstat@qut.edu.au>

In reply to Gordon K Smyth's message of 11:46 25/02/98 +1100:

Did you see the recent message on AllStat:

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> In golfing the web recently (I think  that 'golfing' more 
> accurately describes the tedium which the business of visiting the 
> 'links' and queueing to get on and missing completely involves than 
> does 'surfing') I came across a site
> 
> http://www.biometrics.org/
> 
> which defined biometrics
> 
> "Biometrics: Automatically recognizing a person using distinguishing
> traits (a narrow definition)"
> 
> I certainly agree with the qualifier 'narrow' but I am not sure that 
> I do with much else.
> 
> Has anyone else come across this?
> 
> Stephen
>