Friday, September 26, 2008

Some IIT alumni are fantastic, but ...

... the folks behind the Pan-IIT Global Conference seem to live in the seventeenth century. How else can you explain their plans for the spouses of IIT alumni during the upcoming Pan-IIT meet in December? Here is a teaser:

Especially for Spouses

While the IITian chooses to inspire, innovate and transform, here is an exclusive track designed to keep Spouses and Families completely informed and entertained.

The theme for the spouses' track in this year's PANIIT is "Sampoorna" - programs meant for the complete woman, who is able to perfectly balance her personal, professional and public personality. With this in mind we have a galaxy of presenters and performers who are bound to enlighten the IIT spouses. [Emphasis in red added by me]

Following the best blogospheric traditions, Ludwig has a fantastic rant. Here's a part where he unpacks the above message for us:

Here's a little bit of mind-boggling deductive reasoning:

  1. All the spouses of IIT alums are women.

  2. Some IIT alums are married women.

  3. Ergo all married women alumnae are married to women.

There's more -- much, much more -- at the Pan-IIT site whose awsome WTF-ness is brilliantly captured by Ludwig:

WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? factorial(WTF)factorial(WTF). This is a gigantic WTF, believe you me. In WTFland, it's called the WTGoogolplexF. ...

Just go read Ludwig's post.


  1. madraskaari said...

    :-), how did I miss this?

  2. Anirban said...

    Wait, wait, there is more. Thank heavens that the Pan-IIT organizers are not completely thoughtless, and down at the bottom of the page is this comment, albeit in a different context.

    "We find that quite a few amongst us are good in our own fields."

  3. Anonymous said...

    I looked today (Oct.14) at the offending 'Especially for Women' section on the PanIIT2008 website, and if I'm not much mistaken, the following things are missing from it:
    2.Kili jotsyam
    3.Shilpa Shetty
    However, I notice that H.Malini is still supremely Sampoorna, and all spouses are still female-only-please.
    Small mercies.
    But a step in the right direction.