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RE: Rigid vs Flexible residential diaphragm discussion

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Would it be possible to keep at least this thread positive and constructive
instead of trying to use the opportunity to state how righteous our own
practice is compared to others or to point out the shortcomings of our

There is too much at stake for us to get side tracked.

Thanks in advance,

Bill Allen, S.E.
Laguna Niguel, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Wright [mailto:chrisw(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 6:59 AM
> To: SEAOC Newsletter
> Subject: Re: Rigid vs Flexible residential diaphragm discussion
> >> engineers rely on formulas and analysis and excessive
> codification and
> >> hearsay dogma as a substitute for thinking
> Lazy engineers are easy to spot. They criticize the Code (building,
> piping, boiler or mechanical) as 'just a damn cookbook to keep people
> from being creative' when they want to side-step it, and
> bitch just as
> loud when they can't find a recipe and don't feel like doing their
> homework.
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
> chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)