Are Undergrads, more valuable then working professionals?

Henry Spencer henry at
Sun Mar 17 08:48:20 AEST 1991

In article <1991Mar15.021241.14858 at aeras.uucp> jt at aeras.UUCP (J T McDuffie) writes:
>	Fair is fair - and just because you're not currently employed
>	should not mean that you are no longer valuable to the Usenix
>	community...

The Usenix Association is not a government agency, able to obtain money
just by printing more as necessary.  Its funds are limited, and every penny
of discount given to someone is one less penny available for education,
publications, standards involvement, etc.  Nor is it a charity, in business
to help the unfortunate.  Usenix has to focus not on whether you are
"valuable to the Usenix community" but on whether spending scarce funds
to help you attend will contribute directly to Usenix's goals.
"But this *is* the simplified version   | Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology
for the general public."     -S. Harris |  henry at  utzoo!henry

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