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Well, we're not dead, at least not all of us.  10 years or so ago when I first found this List, I thought it was the neatest thing since sliced bread.  It was a rare week that I didn't post something.  Polhemus and I (and a number of others) got into some pretty good political rants on the side, as well as a lot of good technical exchange.  It still is a great resource, but when I changed jobs 4 years ago, I found myself busier (and less bored), and my available time dropped precipitously.  And, yes, there inevitably tends to be a lot of repeat content as the years pass.  Any time you have 15,000 structural engineers (that's the last figure I heard--I don't know what it stands at now) signed on to something, there is going to be some turnover.  But, it's still a wonderful thing, even if I only get to it once a month.
Mike Hemstad, P.E., S.E.
Minnneapolis, MN
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 4:29 PM, <jwhite(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> I was looking at the archives recently and was curious what some of the
> first posts were and who posted them. It was interesting to see that a lot
> of the questions are very similar to those being asked presently. The only
> major difference is the code references are older. The other thing I
> noticed was that Bill Polhemus is one of the only people active from the
> very beginning of the list to present day. I wonder what happened to many
> of the others who used to participate and also if any of those who are still
> on the list know how the list got started?
> - Jeremy