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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 06 Aug 1997 13:57:49 GMT
> From: GCHOCK(--nospam--at)aol.com > To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org > Subject: Re: Opinions for List -power from the community > Date: Monday, March 31, 1997 6:01 PM > I think that the lack of representative participation in the listserver is > not at all really related to others being intimidated by electronic > communication; the underlying hesistation is probably more due to most > individuals not having personal, professional, or SEAOC committee contact > over which to build a background of knowledge both of the individual and > opinions about the individual from others. That is something basic about > professional and business relationships which email does not fully meet. > > Gary Chock I'm not sure I understand the point being made here. This post, I thought, was in response to a query about the participants of this listserve being representative of the membership of SEAOC. I believe this is a valid query. However, the final comment suggests that the relationships made on the 'net are somehow incomplete and therefore invalid. I certainly don't agree, if that was the point. During the past seventeen years of paying dues, I have made efforts to attend dinner meetings, meet the leadership and attend committee meetings. When I have had an opinion that I wanted to express, I have written letters to the president of the local chapter (without response). The committee meetings I have attended appeared to have a pre-ordained conclusion dominated by a few individuals. It shouldn't be surprising that I attend few dinner meetings anymore. To the contrary, during my personal participation in this listserv the past few months I have made new relationships with people I respect (not necessarily agree). The topics have been a lot more interesting. I have seen more active participation here than in any committee meeting. And, I believe, something concrete soon will result from some of the threads discussed here. Professional relationships can be built in many ways. Attending a dinner meeting is one way. Participating in a committee is another. Participating in a listserv is a viable alternative to the above. Actually, I look forward to the time when committee work can be achieved over the 'net. Until then, I'll still pay my dues. It's cheaper than my isp service. Besides, it's the only way I can get a monthly copy of SEAOC Online! Regards, Bill Allen --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [18.104.22.168]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id XAA19828 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Mon, 31 Mar 1997 23:37:47 -0600 (CST) Received: from darius.concentric.net by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id za015547; Mon, 31 Mar 1997 21:27:26 -0800 Received: from newman.concentric.net (newman.concentric.net [22.214.171.124]) by darius.concentric.net (8.8.5/(97/03/20 3.25)) id AAA17085; Tue, 1 Apr 1997 00:25:13 -0500 (EST) [1-800-745-2747 The Concentric Network] Errors-To: <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> Received: from ALLENDESIGNS (61064d0006la.concentric.net [126.96.36.199]) by newman.concentric.net (8.8.5) id AAA07127; Tue, 1 Apr 1997 00:25:11 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <199704010525.AAA07127(--nospam--at)newman.concentric.net> From: "Bill Allen, S.E." <ballense(--nospam--at)concentric.net> To: <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Re: Opinions for List -power from the community Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 21:24:25 -0800 X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Priority: 3 X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1155 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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