Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's fun to see your friends...

... quoted in the New York Times..

The article isn't about the form of debate I coached -- but, the second person quoted (Jim Hanson) has been my friend for a long time... we're both on the board for the national championship tournament Hubby dreamed up many years ago.

It's also a very good thing that policy debate teams are going digital -- When the airlines charge $50/ tub, and each two person team has about 6 tubs, you are automatically adding $150/person to a team's travel budget. On most trips, if you don't bring a team's tubs, you can bring another person who wants to actually debate.

4 comments:

政倫政倫 said...

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You are NOT kidding about the savings on debaters! Digital! How 21st Century! Imagine NOW the speed of a debate!

ecirun said...

Kudos to Whitman, and thank you for sharing. I'm just curious how they handle the requests to examine evidence.

I'm also having lots of fun with mental exercises developing kritiks to run for/against electronic debate. :)

coffeedrinkingwoman said...

I spend far, far too much time on Facebook... I wanted to "like" your post without leaving a comment. Facebook may be the death of conversation...