I Want To Be A Genius

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I'm a medical doctor. Roger Franklin had come in to receive the results of his annual exam. They were fine. Suddenly, he exclaimed, "I want to be a genius!" He thought I could make him a genius by tapping his head until he got smarter. After much discussion, I convinced him that what he was requesting was impossible. He seemed dejected. I thought this had ended the discussion, but had it?
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About Mario V. Farina

Mario V Farina has worked all his life, from age 18 to 90. He worked for the American Locomotive Company, served in the U. S. Army during WWII, was employed at General Electric. He taught computers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After leaving his position with RPI, he became employed with the State Labor Department of New York. He’s a car buff, a pun creator, and a computer enthusiast. He wrote textbooks for the programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN and wrote a book of puns and short stories called, “A Little Light Reading,” as well as over 20 other books. Several of his books were translated into other languages. This is his first foray into the world of digital publishing, with the help of his computer tutor (william.rl.dickie@gmail.com).

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Review by: David Goodmen on July 30, 2018 :
I liked this story last year, when I downloaded it, and again this year.
Mr. Franklin, the patient, seems to have little understanding of the technical challenges involved in accomplishing his desire. Even in real life, when someone presents with the desire “to be a genius,” no one asks whether the goal is actually worth attaining. Genii have their own problems, too; normal people just do not experience those problems.
On the other hand, read the ending more closely—your conclusion as to what happened just might change!
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Review by: Troim Kryzl on June 29, 2017 :
Nice read, and there's more than a short story in the plot core.
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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on June 18, 2017 :
Liked it....
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Review by: Rosa Gray on June 14, 2017 :
Funny, worth the read!
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