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The Writings of Leslie Lamport My Writings Leslie Lamport Last modified 15 October This document contains descriptions of almost all my technical papers and electronic versions of many of them for downloading. Omitted are papers for which I no longer have copies and papers that are incomplete. I have also omitted early versions of some of these papers--even in cases where the title changed. Included are some initial drafts of papers that I abandoned before fixing errors or other problems in them.
A table of contents precedes the descriptions. I also include a brief curriculum vitae. A printable version of this document is available as a pdf file. Each description attempts to explain the genesis of the work.
However, I have forgotten how I came to write most of my papers. Even when I discourse at length about the development of the ideas, I am giving only a subjective view based on my unreliable memory. However, what I have most often forgotten is the work of others that influenced my own work. This may give the impression that I am claiming more credit for ideas than I deserve, for which I apologize. Some of the stories read like complaints of unfair treatment by editors or referees. Such cases are bound to arise in any activity based on human judgment.
On the whole, I have had little trouble getting my papers published. In fact, I have profited from the natural tendency of editors and referees to be less critical of the work of established scientists. I would like to have ordered my papers by the date they were written. However, I usually have no record of when I actually wrote something. So, I have ordered them by date of publication or, for unpublished works, by the date of the version that I have.
Because of long and variable publication delays, this means that the order is only approximately chronological. Whenever possible, I have included electronic versions of the works. At the moment, I have electronic versions mainly of works written after about For journal articles, these may be "preprint" versions, formatted differently and sometimes differing slightly from the published versions. I hope in the future to provide scanned versions of earlier publications.
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