What exactly are "stats"?

Kriton Kyrimis kyrimis at alumni.princeton.edu
Sun Apr 17 19:53:27 CEST 2005

> Could
> someone tell me what exactly "stats" are? Until now I
> thought that this is just another (historic) term for
> photocopies, but this does not seem to fit here ...

I second the motion!

As far as I can tell, "stat" is short for "photostat", for which wikipedia 
redirects to the article on photocopying. My guess is that "photostat" is a 
fancy way of saying "photocopy", possibly because of the electrostatic process 
used in making photocopies.

"There's never a temporal paradox around when you need one."

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