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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. <BAllenSE(--nospam--at)pacbell.net>
To: SEAOC List Serve <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Saturday, August 23, 1997 3:56 PM
Subject: Software Survey, Retaining Wall Design, Plan Checkers



>I want to thank all who participated in this thread. Most of you are aware
>that, during this week, this thread evolved from rediculous plan check
>comments from unqualified people to retaining wall design to specific
>comments about software design. I personally got a lot out of this
>discussion.
>
>I particularly want to thank Michael Brooks, President of Enercalc, author
>of the Structural Engineering Library. I thought our dialog was productive
>and enlightening. Both through public comments on this list serve and
>private e-mails between us, Michael demonstrated a lot of professionalism
>(in some cases, more than I) and a true willingness and committment towards
>producing software useful and helpful to design engineers.
>
>I also want to appologize if I offended anyone who participated in this
>discussion. Most of you should know by now that I never intend to offend
>but I also don't hold back and I always have taken this profession and what
>we do very personally. Specifically, appologies are due to Randy
>Vogelgesang and Michael Brooks. A couple of times even I admit I "went over
>the line".
>


>Thanks again,
>Bill Allen
>
>

Spoken like a true gentleman, Bill.
Dennis