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Which is the better tool?

Tape measure
14 (36.8%)
Stopwatch
24 (63.2%)

Total Members Voted: 38

Voting closed: Dec 22, 2012, 01:48 pm

Author Topic: University, Round 6: Tape Measure vs Stopwatch  (Read 2267 times)

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University, Round 6: Tape Measure vs Stopwatch
« on: Dec 18, 2012, 01:48 pm »
Stripped down to the basics, this is a game of physics. Two measuring devices take the floor, one for distance and the other for time. There is no doubt that both are critical but, as always, only one will take it all home.

Tape measure won a flawless victory against its prior combatant Protractor, but here against Stopwatch it may well break a sweat. The tape measure's uses are obvious to even the basic beginner, but for stage management purposes some of the more critical uses of the stopwatch are beyond the grasp of an industry newcomer. The average high school and college stage manager will spend far longer in the rehearsal room, where the tape measure is king, than in performance where the stopwatch dictates the condition of the show. The stopwatch is pretty much exclusively the tool of the PSM, mostly to the exclusion of the ASMs. This is a battle that will be decided by the breakdown of our membership as much as by the assorted merits of the two teams.

This is the final match of the sweet sixteen and it will determine who takes on Binder in the University League quarterfinals. Good luck to both sides. The match runs through Friday at midnight, CST.
« Last Edit: Dec 19, 2012, 03:14 am by PSMKay »

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