March 4, 2004

The Sound Barrier

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Damn you, dear reader. You have let me down. Last week I asked — nay, I pleaded — that my loyal readers send me ideas for a decent name for this column other than the current, and horrific, Sound Barrier. The volume of response was less than overwhelming. To be more precise, the volume of response was zero. Now, I know that as Cornellians we all lead very busy lives. But zero responses? Ouch. I even offered a prize of two (count ’em: t-w-o) AA batteries for the best entry. Apparently that wasn’t enough to entice you to write in. So, this week I’m upping the ante. The best suggestion for a new name for this column will receive