[Air-l] Dear Dr. Aristotle

Jennifer Stromer-Galley jstromer at albany.edu
Wed Sep 13 13:31:25 PDT 2006


I just wish to point out that this new thread is entirely off the topic of
discussion concerning the Internet, which is the global topic of this email
list (at least the last time I checked).

Dr. Cornwell, I understand your hostility towards academia. My father shares
it, and we haven't spoken since I got a job as an Assistant Professor. But,
that's beside the point. This is an email list about internet research, and
I hope we can keep the conversation there.

Best wishes,
~Jenny Stromer-Galley 




> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Dr. W. 
> Reid Cornwell
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:05 PM
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: [Air-l] Dear Dr. Aristotle
> 
> 
> Dr. Socrates P. Aristotle
> Provost
> Stellar University
> 
> Dear Dr. Aristotle,
> 
> I am applying for a position at your University. I believe 
> that over the years I have acquired some knowledge that could 
> be useful to your students. I would like the opportunity to 
> teach and share this with them.
> 
> Let me tell you about myself.
> 
> I dropped out of formal education at 13. I took an 
> apprenticeship in a local book bindery where I took the 
> opportunity to read most of the books in our shop.
> 
> After 7 years I applied for a position as a lab technician 
> for a notable scientist. I was rejected. I attended one of 
> his lectures and took notes. I then sent those to him and was hired.
> 
> I served this scientist for many years and on occasion acted 
> as his valet. Although he was condescending and haughty, I 
> learned from him. I might add that during my association with 
> him I was able to do some of my own investigations and was 
> lucky enough to discover some basic principles in electro-magnetism.
> 
> My work has been received well, but I have not had the 
> opportunity to formally teach.
> 
> Which brings me to the original purpose of this 
> communication, you have advertised a position teaching in the 
> Physics department. I believe I can do this with distinction. 
> May I have an interview?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Michael Faraday
> 
> PS I have several publications. Please feel free to review them.
> 
> _______________________________________________
> 
> Could this person get hired in any University in the United States?
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> 
> Dr. W. Reid Cornwell
> The Center For Internet Research
> P.O. Box 6369
> Breckenridge, CO
> 
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