Monday, August 15, 2005

1935... Basel, Switzerland

Albert Hoffman was a serious scientist. I doubt that he lived with much luxury, and/or had his own publicist. The typewriter is often in the most cramped/hottest room in the house; it's hard work. You'd have to spend a lot of unpaid, late-night hours in the lab and most of your experiments have to be disregarded. It's nicer if the work is your true passion but that doesn't make the tedious stuff any easier.