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Profanity in Technique Was Not Neceesary

I am very disappointed at the Technique staff's decision to include obscenities in this year's Technique. Both places where the f-word occurs could have done without it. There is a page of various explanations of our favorite acronym, IHTFP. Superimposed over these is one of the more common ones, "I Hate This ____ Place." Though it may represent MIT, putting it in print is low-class. It lowers the quality of an otherwise very well-put-together view of MIT life.

I purchased Technique so I that would have a lasting memory of MIT that I could look back on and share with others. The obscenities bother me personally and make me not want to show it to certain other people it would also offend. I hope next year's editors give some thought to this policy.

Alan Mizrahi '97