This guy has a generally pretty interesting blog, but he's way out of
line on this column, titled: “THE BIGGEST DAMN STUD ON THE AIR!”"
Long hours of intense on-air competition are rewarded solely with
ego-stroking and paper certificates; this is almost entirely
“competition for competition’s sake.” To satisfy increasing operator
ego, contests beget both more contests and more “wallpaper”
certificates, and truly cooperative work among ARS operators continues
to decrease. Historically the ARS has always sponsored a basic roster
of contests, but it is the relative increase in their numbers and the
consequent increased attention and resources focused upon them which
have shifted greatly during the past half century.
What do you think?
[SNIP REMAINDER OF BLOG ENTRY]
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