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Paging Dr. Lord British

Queen Mary, University of London announces that today they will be granting an honorary Doctorate of Science to game designer Richard Garriott, saying this is to honor "his work promoting the importance of science, mathematics and space exploration." The announcement refers to him as a "private astronaut," as well as "Dr Garriott," which along with Lord British give him no fewer than three impressive honorary titles.

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7. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 21:58 Shadowcat
 
'Honorary doctorates' really irritate me. Unless the recipient has actually done something comparable, it's a slap in the face to everyone who genuinely earned one. Reading that press release, it's quite clear that Garriot, despite the good things he's done with some of his accumulated loot, has in no way earned that title.

It saddens me both that academic institutions need (or feel that they need) to give out doctorates in order to ensure financial support, and that the recipients actually accept them.

(If they called it something different, OTOH, it wouldn't matter.)
 
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6. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 19:01 Jonny
 
space captain wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 18:37:
on that UK apprentice show, the head guy is called "Lord Sugar" .. sounds like some kind of street pimp down in greenwich village

Close, he's one of these guys who left school at 16, set up a market stall and now buys people with letters after their name with his pocket change.
 
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5. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 18:37 space captain
 
on that UK apprentice show, the head guy is called "Lord Sugar" .. sounds like some kind of street pimp down in greenwich village  
Go forth, and kill!
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4. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 15:22 JohnBirshire
 
That's nothing, I was already a Dread Lord 14 years ago! Lake Superior shard, bitches.  
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3. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 15:03 Halo
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 21, 2011, 13:10:
Just being pedantic, but wouldn't the title of "Lord" take precedence, making him "Lord Dr. British"?

Meh, regardless he's still Mr. Garriott.

What if he was knighted?
 
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2. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 13:10 killer_roach
 
Just being pedantic, but wouldn't the title of "Lord" take precedence, making him "Lord Dr. British"?

Meh, regardless he's still Mr. Garriott.
 
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1. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 11:12 Cutter
 
Yeah, but what have ya done for me lately? Garriot ended with Ultima 20 years ago.

 
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