Cherrie sent me this news story about two teenage girls, who discovered during a high school science project that GlaxoSmithKline’s advertized claims about the Vitamin C contents of one of their products was not correct. The company brushed them off, and is now sorry that they did!
On a similar note, I may have mentioned that my son has decided to switch majors from Music to Computer Science. It seems that the military has decided to cut most of its military bands, which would have been his best employment opportunity, given the instrument that he plays. There simply isn’t a future.
So this week, while on spring break from University of North Texas, he was given a tour of the very impressive Computer Science Program at UNC-Charlotte — personally led by the chair of the department. I’d love to say that it was my fame in the field of technology that warranted this personal treatment, but, to no surprise, it wasn’t.
It seems that back when Martin was dabbling with MUDs, using a service called MooseCrossing, he made friends with a girl, and their correspondence has continued. As it turns out, the chair of the CS department at UNC-C is her father.
I think that we have to come to respect our children as valuable participants in their world (our world) and realize that they can be valuable contributors.