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There is something to be said for avoiding "Balkinazation" if that's how you
spell it.  Too big, too small finding the balance is tough.  There is plenty
of information and ignorance to share.

I'll monitor both if it comes to that even though I may end up with
Carple-Tunnel in the index finger of my right hand (the delete finger).


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus <polhemus(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 1:58 PM
Subject: RE: INTERNET: Mailing List for Texas Structural Engineering

>Separate from WHAT community?
>There is such an "alphabet soup" of organizations available for practicing
>structural engineers, that so suggest that a modest, privately owned
>discussion list dedicated to a specific audience, such as Texas Structural
>Engineers, would somehow cause anarchy to descend, is really sort of
>humorous (and we know we can't have humor here!)
>Dennis, with all respect, do you not think this statement smacks a little
>I admit I'm not much of a "joiner."  Between work, family, church and
>personal demands, there is not much time for going to meetings, etc.
>Personally, I find it most useful to have virtual discussions such as on
>SEAint listserv.  I get much out of the discussions here, and hope to
>continue.  But I participate on many such fora of widely varying content.
>Sorry that you consider this proposal to be a "threat" of some kind.  It is
>not so intended.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dennis S. Wish PE [mailto:wish(--nospam--at)]
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 1:16 PM
>> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
>> Subject: RE: INTERNET: Mailing List for Texas Structural Engineering
>> Personally, I feel that this is a separatist attitude and
>> does little to help unify the professional community.