August 24th, 2004

krazy koati

Nobody ever died for dear old Rutgers

I'd have used some lyric from Helen of Troy, New York instead if I could find any of the George S. Kaufman play online past the title ``Cry Baby''. Before my point, some frivolity from the RPI Mac Users Group list --

This is the gulag Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There is no stockade, no guard tower, no electronic frontier. Only a public safety officer prevents stealing. Punishment means exile from prison to the city of Troy. In Troy, nothing can survive. Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die. -Adapted by Robert Otlowski.

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Trivia: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was the first school in the United States to require laboratory work for science and engineering students. Source: A history of physics in its elementary branches (through 1925) : including the evolution of physical laboratories, Florian Cajori.

Currently Reading: Bio-Futures, Edited by Pamela Sargent. Tales of biotechnology applied to people as only the mid-1970s could collect.