Overcoming initial problems
While this initiative fell short of an ideal, planned experiment, I expected an orderly outcome that would take the venture forward. But after some weeks a steady trickle of letters began to arrive in our Cambridge office regretting that it had not been possible to progress as planned. The reasons were not clearly stated or were shrouded in notions of 'other pressures'. Behind the polite apologies one suspected there lay unrevealed reasons. What could they be?