Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:20:03 -0600


Subject: Re: More Responses

sing them.

design a statuette (or at least a computer icon) to go with the prize.

Excellent idea. Are you volunteering to create the design? :-)

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Actually, why not? When I was in grad school back before cybermorphing was

a popular sport, a group of us created the PaMeLA, an award for best title

of an article, book, or dissertation listed in the annual MLA bibliography.

The winners for the one and only year we ran the contest were "Mr. Eliot,

He Dead" and "The Image of the Hopping Robin in the Early Poetry of Emily

Dickinson." The statuette I drew (didn't have the materials to actually do

a mold) showed a person in academic regalia carrying a metal garbage can.

At the base I inscribed the PAMELA motto, pace Othello, "Put out the

lights, and then put out the trash."

Now that I've got photoshop and painter, and am looking for a good graphics

tablet, the possibilities for design have become much more sophisticated.

All I have to do is learn the programs. What do you think, Allan? A

statuette (even a virtual one) could liven up the news release -- maybe we

could get on the 5 o'clock news like the doublespeak awards?



Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of English 217-333-2392

University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

608 South Wright Street home: 217-384-1683

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