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Yeah, those committees did a GREAT job with the UBC '97 :o(.

Bill Allen

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> From: FLew98(--nospam--at)aol.com
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> Subject: Re: Sex Scandal Rocks Firmament
> Date: Sunday, February 08, 1998 3:47 AM
> 
> In a message dated 98-02-07 15:10:49 EST, wildwoman1(--nospam--at)compuserve.com
write:
> 
> >>Sounds great to me not to be subjected to liberal B.S., pontificating
> >>about what our founding fathers had in mind as well as the pseudo
> >>virtues of committee work.<<
> >
> >  Truly.
> >  
> >  Regardin committee work; a camel is a hourse designed by a committee
> 
> But camels are indispensable in the lives of some folks.  We can joke
about
> it
> all we want, but until Moses II comes down the mountain bearing clay
> tablets
> chiseled with codes and standards written by the High Authority, we'll
have
> to
> develop them in a consensus fashion, which means committees and committee
> work.  Where would we be without the camels from ACI, AWS, AISC, NDS,
UBC,
> IBC, etc?  Even locally developed standards, such as COLA's various
> Divisions,
> are camels courtesy of SEAOSC committees.
> 
> As the old saying goes, virtue is in the eyes of the beholder.  It isn't
> surprising, then, that some folks who denigrate committee work see it as
a
> "pseudo virtue".   That's just as likely an attempt to quiet that small
> voice
> inside that says otherwise.
> 
> Frank Lew, SE
> Orinda, CA
> 
> 
>