posted on Sep, 8 2007 @ 09:05 PM
he is listed in Marquis "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", and other reference
I'm listed in two out of three of those, plus "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America" and "Who's Who in Education." Let me tell you how
First, somehow, they get your name. You do have to emerge from the slime somehow to get noticed, though I think it is a minimal effort required. After
all, they got to me. Then they have you write your own biography in their style. You're very flattered, of course, and comply straight away. Degrees,
honors, marriage and kids--the whole nine yards. There is NO FACT CHECKING on this information. Then they send you numerous 'confirmations' to make
sure the data is correct. Fair enough. But in every confirmation, to which you MUST respond, there is a convenient order form. For about $275 you can
have a copy of the book in which you have an entry. For another $175 you can have a plaque attesting to the entry in the book. And for a few bucks
more you can have an 'enhanced' entry with more customized information, including your web site.
Although libraries tend to buy these books as a matter of course (they are marginally useful), the only other market for them is the listees
themselves. The plaque looks really good on my "I love me" wall, I must admit. Just hope you can postpone your entry into "Who Was Who"
[edit on 9/8/2007 by schuyler]