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Re: SEAOC Committee Meetings

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I cannot believe I am spending (more) time on this issue. Reference to an
abacus is/was not a racial slur but merely a reference to a calculation
device older than a slide rule which, I felt, was consistent to the state
of the art of Frank Lew's open mindedness (or lack thereof) with regards to
the effect virtual committee work could augment the conventional format. I
have owned an abacus. Is someone going to tell me I cannot make reference
to a device I have owned? I think not.

You are right, this is the Internet and you can easily find more offensive
material will very little effort. I have appologized as far as I am going
to and for those still offended, I submit there exists a little

With regards to a hypothethical conversation with Rev. Jackson and "living
that day out", my best advise is not to bet your house on it.

Let's put this issue to bed.

Bill Allen
> From: Richard C.C. Lee <"rlee3(--nospam--at)"@IDT.NET>
> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: SEAOC Committee Meetings
> Date: Sunday, March 01, 1998 8:51 AM
> Even if Bill Allen did not intend a racial slur. It is one ! unless
> you're on Comedy Central. You're on the internet and a lot of people
> are tuned in.
> Just be thankful that he did not inadvertently say something like that
> to Rev. Jackson. He would never lived the day out.
> Unfortunately sometimes we have to tread our way thru a gamut of egg
> shells.
> Privately, you can say anything you wish. But publicly watch your
> language.
> Yours truly,
> Richard C. C. Lee