The present magnitude of the "mind-reading" problem is easily illustrated by the fact that none of the available technologies is even able to contribute to the diagnosis of any of the major psychiatric syndromes.
"But, Miss Blank," said the curate, "haven't you a telephone?" "Of course I have," was the reply, "but it shouldn't be necessary to telephone." Perhaps there should be courses in mental telepathy or mind-reading -- or something!
Other skills and methods suggested by Wyer for the successful handling of reference questions are mind-reading ("The chief art of the reference librarian is the knack of divining what the inquirer really wants..." [p.