Grumpy Notes on the Editors' Awards
When Meredy asked me to post these historic reports on the Editors' Awards
because of their pertinence to present day discussions about the most
recent PRP, I told her that I would, subject to one condition; namely,
that I be allowed to preface them with a few grumpy comments. She agreed.
Because of the lateness of the hour right now, I don't have the energy to make my grumpy comments in full. The
following will suffice as a place-holder until some more decent time.
- Whenever awards are given, there are winners and there are losers.
Most often, it's the losers, not the winners, who are unhappy with the
results. If you want the PRP awards to continue, grow up, accept the
reality of the situation, quit your bitching, and get on with your life.
- The purpose of the local group newsletters is to provide a necessary
and valuable service to the group. Any award involved is a by-product
of the effort expended to provide the necessary and valuable service,
not the goal. It is not a goddam contest.
- There are way too many awards nowadays. Their value has been diluted
Monday, June 3, 2002 2:30 a.m.
Editors' Awards Committee Report, August 23,
Editors' Awards Committee Report, February 13,
Editors' Awards Committee Report, August 15, 1978
Memo to Local Group Newsletter Editors, September
Memo to Charles M. Fallon, December 12, 1978
Memo to Charles M. Fallon, March 10, 1979