Articles in this journal are not typically written in the first person. Whilst this may make the manuscript somewhat more accessible for some readers, it is not appropriate for a formal, academic professional outlet such as this one. In addition, the tone of the manuscript is far too informal for this journal.
This is an exceptional paper. It is 40 years since the one occasion on which I listened to Jim Hartley's voice, and I cannot recall how he sounded. Yet in this paper the writer speaks out to the reader quite personally, while at the same time conveying useful information, findings and thinking in a scholarly, rigorous and academic manner. This is a rare talent.
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