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  •  It's an important element in the story, and it's (9+ / 0-)

    not universal knowledge.  One can have a strong interest in science and science education without necessarily knowing "JPL" off the top of your head - someone focused on biology wouldn't run across it in many publications.  It's not much in the populare press these days, unlike "Mars", "scientist", and "Curiosity".

    •  Indeed, but... (0+ / 0-)

      Sure, but that's not what Woody said.  Woody said "Don't Assume Reader Knows" -- I was just pointing out that some assumption is necessary; it's just a question of where to draw the line.

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