Recently the Dordt College bookstore raised the price on “Engineering Paper.” What a tempest in a teapot this has caused. I confess to being part of the tempest. Witness this blog post on the matter!
After the price increase a question was raised about maybe eliminating the Dordt College logo and instead selling some generic engineering paper for a lower price. We engineering faculty members even had an “e-mail discussion” about the price and merits of our engineering paper.
Here’s something I don’t understand. The bookstore sells all sorts of stuff with the Dordt College logo on it: tee shirts, jackets, stadium seats, sticky-notes, mugs, key chain fobs, nerf balls, Dordt College trail mix, pens, bumper stickers, golf balls, umbrellas, ties, watches, and there must be more. There is no question of substituting merely functional generic items in the bookstore for these. You can get generic stuff anywhere. But when it comes to engineering, for some reason we engineers seem to have a harder time appreciating the value of something that goes beyond being strictly functional.
I’m one who does appreciate Dordt’s engineering paper with the Dordt College logo on it. I’ll even put in a plug for it. I recommend doing your homework on the distinctively printed Dordt College engineering paper. When used as instructed, it can help bring out the best in you! And if you don’t live close enough to stop in at the bookstore and stock up with 10 or 20 pads of it, I’m sure you can order it by telephone and have it shipped to you!
Shop and compare–get the best for a bargain at Dordt College.
Dordt’s Engineering paper, $4.00 for each 100 sheet pad.
Call the bookstore at (712) 722-6420 or e-mail them.
Order yours today! (Maybe you can even haggle a quantity discount.)