Grumpy Notes on the Editors' Awards (PRP)

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. There are way too many awards nowadays. Their value has been diluted to meaninglessness.

   Monday, June 3, 2002 2:30 a.m.

Editors' Awards Committee Report, August 23, 1982
Editors' Awards Committee Report, February 13, 1978
Editors' Awards Committee Report, August 15, 1978
Memo to Local Group Newsletter Editors, September 7, 1978
Memo to Charles M. Fallon, December 12, 1978
Memo to Charles M. Fallon, March 10, 1979