Five Geek Social Fallacies
#1: Ostracizers Are Evil
#2: Friends Accept Me As I Am
#3: Friendship Before All
#4: Friendship Is Transitive (so true!)
#5: Friends Do Everything Together
This pearl of sociological wisdom cometh by way of baranoouji and the veritable prince of engrokenment, andrewwyld. As Ralph Nightingale said of Roger Dawson's negotiation course, it's a philosophy so basic, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. I'm tempted to cover one of these per week for five weeks, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (the TEUNC, not the Bond archnemesis) is doing wiht The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings in the USENET newsgroups alt.fan.tolkien and rec.arts.books.tolkien.
Edit, 17:00 CST: My M.S. student Siddharth S. Chandak has successfully defended his thesis. Sidhharth is my 10th Master's student at K-State, my 6th M.S. student (i.e., four of the Master's students earned Master of Software Engineering degrees), and the 4th to write a thesis.