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In a message dated 6/21/99 1:45:12 PM EST, polhemus(--nospam--at) writes:

 It is "wrong" in the sense that it is based on a much more imprecise model.

This, Bill, is your comment about ASD method. 

Isn't it somewhat irresponsible to call a design method "wrong" when the 
method was accepted and used for over 4 decades by all structural engineers 
on the continent of North America and was never questioned as to its 
correctness and engineering validity ???

I wonder whether you "knew" that the method was "wrong" when you designed 
steel members before LRFD appeared on the horizon ??? And if so, did you at 
that time make any effort to make the engineering profession aware of its 
"wrongness"??? If you did, you deserve a Nobel Prize for honesty. If you 
didn't, you sold your engineering principles to the devil.