Where is the usual energy of scatterplotters? A friend recently told me that a colleague wished her a good summer. This was disconcerting as it suggested that the colleague (or everyone?) in the department would be gone for the entire summer. Is that common? And just because one is not in the office, wouldn’t one still go scattering? Are you all vacationing or so deeply immersed in research that you don’t want to be disturbed even by fellow scatterbrains?