I’ve found my excuse to write a new blog entry.
Remember way back when, when I blogged about the new chairs that could possibly be installed in 10-250, MIT’s most popular lecture hall? If not, take a quick read and get acquainted with the various seating options.
I picked up a copy of “The Tech” after work today. I was very excited to get my Tech because they only come out once a month during the summer. I perused it and saw an article entitled “10-250 Upgrades to Be Completed by Fall With New Seating, Audiovisual Equipment.” Woo-hoo! An update! I quickly skimmed it, looking for any mention of chairs. Nothing on the front page. I then turned to page 18 where I saw the title “Seats in Renovated 10-250 Will Be Wider, With Power Outlets for Each.” Woo-hoo! Wider. . . and powerful, I’m liking this! I read on, hoping for an indication as to which chair they picked. I read this paragraph:
The purple seats will be replaced by maple-backed charcoal ones. While there will be fewer seats — 425 instead of 450 — they will be wider, at least 20 inches instead of 17 inches, said Bedrosian. To accommodate student laptop use, power outlets will be installed on the side of every seat, below each armrest.
“Maple-backed charcoal” huh? I rushed to my computer to see if that was one of the chairs on my list, and if so, how I ranked it. I found it.
NOOOOOO! WHY!? WHY WOULD YOU PICK THIS CHAIR!? I only gave it 2 stars!!! I thought that maybe my entry may have persuaded you to pick the red chair. It was a well written entry, right? I mean, it was written during 8.01L, but seriously, chair manufacturers commented on it, it had to be good. Why didn’t you listen!?
Of course, there’s still hope. Maybe these aren’t the chairs they picked. Maybe they found other maple-backed charcoal seats. I doubt it, but we can hope.
So, now, let’s all mourn for the red chair, because it really would have been the best choice and it was unfairly ousted in favor of el sucko the black chair.