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Could someone please explain why we have to have on-duty consultants in various Athena clusters? Not only do they take up valuable work space, but they're also not always doing something productive. When I entered the Building 1 cluster today, I found all the workstations in use -- and the on-duty consultant there playing solitaire on her DEC. People who need help can use OLC. If there is a real need for consultants to be physically present in a cluster, the least they could do is limit themselves to the RT's -- or, better yet, to simply take a seat in a corner of the room.

Stanley Shyn '96