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Daily Archive for Sunday, May 8th, 2005

How to Take a Law School Exam

On Friday last I taught a class on how to take a Harvard Law School exam. I wrote earlier, 4/25/05, about the request from Mary Weld to do this. Now it is done. Each student first wrote out an answer to an exam question. Here are audio clips and photographs to give you a sense of what followed.

zen flow
beware true statements
Read Out Loud to Firm Your Voice
organizational alternatives
How Best to Prepare
Fear is the Mindkiller
Play Poker

The Moment

David Nelson demonstrated the motorized couch in his M.I.T. dorm,
which also features the “pizza button.”

I ventured out last night to MIT to be present at the culminating moment of the Time Traveller event created by Amal Dorai, whom I had read about in yesterday’s New York Times. Here’s the story:

BOSTON (AP) — Attention, time travelers: Amal Dorai hopes you enjoyed the party he’s throwing this weekend. Dorai, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is hosting a Time Traveler Convention on campus this Saturday. Make plans now, because it’s the last such party.

”You only need one,” he said. ”The chance that anybody shows up is small, but if it happens it will be one of the biggest events in human history.”

There’s no dress code. No need to R.S.V.P. Refreshments (chips and dip) will be provided.

Dorai only asks his guests to show proof they come from the future: Bringing the cure for cancer, a solution for global poverty or a cold fusion reactor would suffice.

In case MIT is long gone by the time a time machine is invented, Dorai’s invitation includes geographic coordinates for the East Campus Courtyard (42:21:36.025 degrees north, 71:05:16.332 degrees west).

To spread the word, Dorai asked friends to scribble invitations on pieces of acid-free paper and slip them into obscure library books. He is also giving media interviews and posting his thoughts on a Web site.

”The World Wide Web is unlikely to remain in its present form permanently,” he wrote. ”We need volunteers to publish the details of the convention in enduring forms, so that the time travelers of future millennia will be aware of the convention.”

Here is the moment.


time traveler

[email to Amal and Ike, cc to All]

Amal, Ike, permit me to introduce you.

Amal is the artist who created which you undoubtedly read about in the New York Times, May 7, 2005. He is being approached by media entities wanting footage and story. On listening to his story, I suggested that he needed an agent to represent him, and recommended you.

Ike is Boston’s leading Intellectual Property lawyer and literary agent. He understands that some times it’s best to let a talent out with minimal pecuniary impediment, sometimes even to let representation take shape and continue in the open.

Respects to Quinn

Global Voices