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RE: INTERNET: Mailing List for Texas Structural Engineering

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As a professor of engineering, I like to see my students develop
technically as well as non-technically.........the human side which
includes sense of humor, presentation skills, etc. We have to provide our
students with interesting anecdotes and case histories. I used to be able
to utilize some of the jokes from my colleagues on this listserv in some
of my presentations............since I do not get any more on this
I am kind of going through a dry spell. If Texas Listserv can bring in
more engineering and non-engineering info and discussion (healthy), I
like to see it happen. Perhaps some other professors on this list will
share my thoughts. Thanks for the opportunity to express my humble

Vire Varma

On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> I was just thinking of this.
> My approach would be--since it's a private list, and not subsidized by any
> organization--that any and all topics would be allowed, so long as no one
> gets unreasonably abusive.
> Engineers think about many things not necessarily related to engineering.
> And I LOVE a good joke! (So does my wife, that's her reason for accepting my
> proposal of marriage in the first place).
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Phil Hodge [mailto:phil(--nospam--at)]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 11:57 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> > Subject: Re: INTERNET: Mailing List for Texas Structural Engineering
> >
> >
> > I would subscribe to both for a while if you set it up, maybe
> > for ever.
> > Texas is a lot closer in design problems to my home in Tennessee than
> > California is, but I have no problems skipping 90% of the posts that
> > mention seismic.  I don't think there's any advantage to a second list
> > unless you allow engineering jokes.
> >
> > Phil
> >
> >
> >