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The problem here is that the quack would be a licensed quack.  And
unfortunately, they do exist, they do think the software does it all, etc,
and they certainly bring the profession into disrepute (you can usually spot
them coming in at about half the fee of the nearest bidders).  The intent of
my statement was with regard to non-licensed engineers using canned software
to perform engineering; there could be no damage to the profession because
they are not able to implement their ignorance, so to speak.

----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: MaxBeam, MaxQuake, MaxWind

> >On the other hand, if non-engineers want to spend countless hours of
> >time attempting to perform engineering, who cares!  They cannot stamp the
> >results and bestow professional blessing upon them.
> Quacks don't bother spending any hours because they think the software
> does it all. when they injure people and waste their money, such
> charlatans bring the profession into disrepute.
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
> chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)