For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith… But flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith…
1 Tim. 6:10 – 11
The money reference is, of course, because today could be said to be devoted to marketing. After my classes finished—they were brief, because without Professor Trimbur everybody took half an hour, completed the assignment quickly, and left—Lesley and I began our IQP Bonanza, which actually wasn’t remotely as bad as I expected. We worked on questions, then interviewed Dean O’Donnell, a professor in the WPI humanities department. He provided us with all sorts of interesting information of questionable relevance. Then we called one Professor Schwartz, of Loyola-Merrimount University, who we found online and who has apparently been closely involved in the script writing process. This we expected to take a long time but consisted of a full 6-minute conversation in which we established that he didn’t have an hour to talk to us in, so would we email him our questions and call him back on Wednesday? Naturally we agreed to this situation, and that was that. Finally we talked to Errrrrrrwinnnn, who it turned out had been irked at us because he thought we were trying to get him to do our research for us. Glad I’d done enough research to make us sound industrious! He simply clarified his expectations, answered our questions, OK’d our outline, and emphasized yet again the marketing aspect of it.