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Letters To The Editor

Altschul Should Avoid Whining

I am sitting here reading the column in Tuesday's issue by Brett Altschul '99 titled "Planning Ahead Can Bring Unforeseeable Difficulties," and I cannot help but wonder whether there is a point in the entire article.

It would help to make some sense once in a while. The entire column is just Altschul whining about how indecisive he is and how he is not ready to make tough decisions. Why is it that people like to use The Tech to complain and whine about their lives? Does Altschul have so much free time that he can sit around all day and think five, six, or seven years into the future about what classes he might be taking? It's like planning what kind of television you want to buy six years down the road.

Altschul criticizes his friends for overpreparation while he himself is worrying whether he will take Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). Is that not the biggest joke in the world? This just goes to show how people who have no social life and are on the verge of a nervous breakdown are prone to just bark randomly, desperately hoping for attention.

Minghui Kuang '97

Altschul Lacks Concision

Brett Altschul '99 should be learning something from The Tech's headline writer, since that person succeeded in accurately summarizing Altschul's bombastic 400-plus word article using only six words ["Planning Ahead Can Bring Unforeseeable Difficulties," Sept. 10].

Eric J. Plosky '99