October 2011

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Ask The Readers: What If Sports Programs Were Replaced By Engineering Programs?

Ask The Readers: What If Sports Programs Were Replaced By Engineering Programs?

One side effect of coming up with my ideas while running is that I’m influenced by the things I see and hear while I’m running. Normally, it’s no problem. I go to a gym where I can run on the inside track and either ponder the engineering problem of the day or let my mind drift. But the other day, I had an issue where I couldn’t recall any problems I had been having. Instead, my mind turned to people watching and observing the activities around me. And being a suburb dweller, the primary activity was kids playing sports, namely basketball. 6 courts full of children competing against one another, working with their parents, working with their coaches and striving to be the best basketball players they can be. So what’s the payoff? What do these children expect? I’m sure some of them are just there to have fun. They’ll […]

Following up on yesterday’s post

I’d like to thank everyone for all the comments in the post and on Twitter. I also think it’s important to let everyone know that the poster of the comment has since apologized. Finally, I had some further thoughts on the situation.  I don’t want to keep using Engineer Blogs as soapbox (as that’s not the reason it’s here), so if you care to read them, please head to my blog. I have to add that the EB community really is awesome.  Thanks, everyone.