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Small is good

Roshko, Anatol (2000) Small is good. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 67 (2). pp. 431-432. ISSN 0021-8936.

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Dave Belden's letter announcing the award was really a surprise, almost a shock. At first l wondered whether it was another example of a story which you may have heard and which, I believe, originated in the FSU. Two friends are at a grand reception sipping cocktails when one notices a man with his chest almost completely covered with medals. Says one to the other, "Do you have any idea what those medals are for?" and the other replies ... Well, you see that one at the top left? That one was a mistake: and the others followed automatically ... I humored myself out of that thought but not out of a feeling of guilt. You see, I suddenly felt terrible that I was not a member of the ASME. There had been opportunities but somehow l had let them go by. One reason is that I was concerned about another onslaught of communications, information and other paper that always results and require attention. Fortunately, ASME lost no time in relieving my guilt. In a few weeks I received a nice invitation and forms to fill out, and am I am Member No. 6143358. And sure enough, information has begun to roll in: a beautiful, glossy magazine, notice of various meetings, etc.

Item Type:Article
Alternate Title:1999 Timoshenko Medal Acceptance Speech
Additional Information:© 2000 ASME.
Issue or Number:2
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:01 Dec 2014 21:02
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