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Alt text silliness [Dec. 12th, 2005|02:09 pm]
The BBC's article "Scientists face research job cuts" features the usual generic scientist in lab coat holding a pipette. Just in case you didn't realise they use the same kind of picture for many science stories, the alt text confirms it is a photo of a "Laboratory technician - generic" (mouse hover in IE, else look at the source/turn off the images).

It looks like the generic technician gets around a bit. When not losing their job at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, they have been busy working on parasitic worms in Edinburgh and getting funding for tropical disease research in Dundee.

Still, nothing beats this power cut story for BBC photo silliness.
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