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Unread 06-11-2004, 06:37 PM
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F stand for Fame in FIRST?

Fame is something inevitable as you get more and more involved with this program, whether you like it or not. I've experienced some of it in the past, people like JVN, Andy Baker, Dave Lavery are among many who got the community's full attention right now.

Just want to know what you think... Do you want to be famous in FIRST? Why or why not? Do you think there are any prices you have you pay for being famous? Maybe some day you will wish to go to a competition without being recognized and just walk around the pit area quietly looking at robots?

All I know is there's no turning back after you've turned famous, nothing short of quitting this wonderful community can get rid of all the attention ;-).

Maybe fame isn't the best thing you can get from this program ;-).

Your thoughts?
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

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I have no desire for fame-- why you ask?

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if someone ever writes "I am Tom Schindler" on a backpack, i might... i might... (insert incredibly crazy thing here).

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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

The only fame in FIRST I would want would be to be recognized as being a significant contributor to FIRST. And even then the fame is not for my own personal value but just knowing that I have affected the lives of so many people.

And if anyone ever writes my name on their backpack or in their avatar, you'll know the Apocalypse is coming.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

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I have no desire for fame-- why you ask?

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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

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So, you're Tom Schindler, and Tom Schindler is your hero?
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

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So, you're Tom Schindler, and Tom Schindler is your hero?
How self-centered, shame on you Andy Grady, or is it Tom Schindler?
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

I'd want to be famous, but not for the fame. I know that if I ever were famous, it would mean I had done something significant. The fame would be a side-effect that would tell me people appreciate whatever it was I did that made me famous. So I want to be famous simply because it means I have made a difference, not because I want fame. If that makes any sense.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

Considering that FIRST stands For the Inspiration and RECOGNITION of Science and Technology, I think fame is a naturally occuring thing for every one in FIRST. At my school, people just plain love our team and know very well who we are and what we do. Recently we had an honors assembly and we got recognized for what we did this year in front of the entire school. The speaker called our names, we stood up, and stood out in the huge crowd of our classmates. It was a pretty amazing sight.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

I remember seeing "I am Jay H 237" underneath everyone's name on here...........but then the alarm clock went off!


Actually having a little bit of fame is good, when people at least see you and know who you are. The only thing is I wouldn't want fame to the point of where you're followed around all the time.


On second thought, maybe I should go ahead and copyright the phrase "I am Jay H 237" just in case I do wind up becoming real popular like John or Dave. I can just think of the royalties already. I can buy my own island and be just like Dean!
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

If I become well-known, great. If not, oh well.

As long as I don't become infamous.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

I want to become famous and known as the best person ever in FIRST. I want all of this for my own personal gain. I want to be as greedy as possible, and live in glory while all my fellow FIRSTers bow at my feet

just kidding.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

It is kinda creepy, weird and flattering all at once having my name having a pair of posters proclaim my as thier idol. All for making up a game. Imagine if I did something that was actually useful to FIRST.
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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

For me if fame occurs, it occurs. The reason I am part of this program is to learn and contribute to technology and to expand the limits of FIRST and create a highly competive machine to raise the level play. In the process fame can occur. Let it....Thankgod I just joined CD a year ago...Fame is far away.

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Re: F stand for Fame in FIRST?

Y'know, the fact that first names like 'Andy', 'Dave', and 'Dean' are automatically associated with one specific person puts those people on a level of fame within the FIRST community equivalent to that of 'Madonna', and 'Britney', and so on and so forth, which is a frightening thought unto itself... The day I walk down the street and overhear a conversation like "Hey, did you check out Andy's new gearbox design yet?"...
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