Linus Pauling: I want to say again how much I feel I owe to Roscoe Dickinson, through his explaining
to me how it was possible to carry-out logical arguments and reach conclusions. The
crystal structure in those days was a lot more interesting than it is now -- where
you have a machine that you put a crystal in and perhaps it types out all the intensities
and you just carry that to the computer, or have it connected directly with the computer
and that then draws some contour lines showing the structure. In the old days it was
quite a tricky business to determine the structure of a crystal. You had to keep your
wits about you if you wanted to succeed, uh...