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Re: Rules, clarifications, loophole thoughts

From: CoachMom
Category: OotM
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Date: 09 Mar 2004
Time: 10:42:45 AM


"Here is my opinion, and I welcome comments. I believe OM is a venue for creative problem solving. Rules (parameters) for the structure competion are provided and the participants should be encouraged to explore solutions that maximize their structures' ability to hold weight in any way they can and still be able to pass the weigh-in specifications." Actually, I agree with you. However, no where does any OM publication inform first year team's of this. I guess what I worry about is teaching children to theink like lawyers [heavens forbid!] and arguing semantics instead of adhering to the intent of a law, regulation, etc. Does that make sense?

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