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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: History of Seaint List
- From: Michael Hemstad <mhemstad(--nospam--at)mbjeng.com>
- Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 08:21:23 -0600
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.
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 4:29 PM, <jwhite(--nospam--at)megr.com> 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