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    Author(s): Gordon White
    Date: 1973
    Source: In: Joint Proceedings of the Tenth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Seventh Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-3. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 21-25
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    To set the stage for my remarks, I would like to tell a story I recently heard. The top management of a large corporation has just ordered installed two IBM machines in the accounting department. Two middle-aged men - the office manager and his assistant - received the news with some misgivings. They felt that things were progressing well in their office; the accounting was being done adequately at an acceptable cost by a room full of attractive secretaries. As these men viewed the attractive labor force, the manager was overheard to remark to his assistant, "Do we really want to replace all this with a computer?"

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    White, Gordon. 1973. Tree breeding as a forest management supplement - economical, sociological, and ecological considerations. In: Joint Proceedings of the Tenth Lake States Forest Tree Improvement Conference and the Seventh Central States Forest Tree Improvement Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-3. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 21-25

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