Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

12 Mar 2002, 14:23 p.m.

Today, in pre-midterm Q&A, someone asked whether we should bring…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Today, in pre-midterm Q&A, someone asked whether we should bring a Scantron for the test. Professor McWhorter evinced bewilderment and confusion, touching on such topics as the burning and ripping of CDs, MP3 players, electronics stores, and his general old-fogieness. A student actually gave such a form to him to help him comprehend the concept. Alethia and I later explained to him, in detail, what Scantron forms are and how they work.

As you may have guessed, Linguistics 5 lectures are very entertaining this semester. I suggest you visit -- 100 GPB (the Genetics and Plant Biology building auditorium, northwest region of UC Berkeley's campus), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm till 2pm.

But not day-after-tomorrow, as that's our midterm.