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    Re: Reaching the pole. (was Nautical Almanac)
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Jul 2, 20:35 -0500

    It is easy to agree from a present-day perspective, but the poles at
    that time must have been like the summit of Everest and then some, in
    popular consciousness. Anyway, I wholeheartedly thank George for his
    analysis, and I wish I could contribute some less trivial answers.
    On Wed, 3 Jul 2002 00:34:35 +0100, George Huxtable wrote:
    >To me, the whole business was a tragic exercise in futility. That such
    >teams should devote their energies, and for some, their lives, to being the
    >first to reach an otherwise undistinguished spot in a barren wasteland,
    >seems such a waste of human endeavour.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                                        J36 Gjo/a
    "Accordions don't play 'Lady of Spain.' People play 'Lady of Spain.'"

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