"I.N. Galidakis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:1268225265.820109@athprx04:
> Gerry Myerson wrote: > [snip] > >> Perhaps we could pass the virtual hat around and raise funds >> for a prestigious Sci.Math.Medal to be awarded annually by a >> committee composed of Robert Israel, Gerald Edgar, Arturo >> Magidin, etc. > > As far as sci.math is concerned, I would give the virtual hat to > Robert, with my apologies to all the rest mentioned. > > He possesses some of the best properties in the tradition of the > Ancients: > > He is humble, silent, quick, efficient, optimal, helpful, > non-boasting, very slow to anger, non-show off, non-judgmental, > patient, open-minded, honest, not opinionated, psychologically > balanced, does not participate in flame wars, and he is an expert in > the subjects he touches.
So, in other words, he epitomizes everything that sci.math is NOT. We might be insulting him if we gave him the sci.math award (the "Newty".)