There are also others
whos postings I miss reading. These include Neil Moore, Nels
Roselund, and Syed Faiz Ahmad. These guys used to be prolific AND they had
good advice. Does anyone know how they are?
H. Daryl Richardson
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 8:58
Subject: RE: history of the list
As far as I know Gail can still be reached
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:32
re: history of the list
I am surprised nobody had this
list kicking via telegraph "back in the day":
"Dear Kind Sirs, I am currently
contracted to design and construct a covered bridge over the Erie Canal.
Must I consider a 4 ox load wagon, or will an 8 horse equivalent load suffice?
Any more news on this Bessemer process? I hope they don't expect an
old chap like myself to give up trusty sawn wood beams..." (beep
beep, beep beep beep...)
I started my career in 1998 and
found this list to be one of my most invaluable tools in my E.I. days. My boss
was sharp but so busy with the business he was hardly ever there, so I often
wanted a second opinion (or first). I was the only structural engineer in my
office other than my boss so I felt on an island, and in a way, the listees
were my coworkers, peers and mentors... The list taught me that all I needed
was a push in the righ direction or the right reference and I could go figure
it out on my own.
Scott, Dennis, Harold,
Christopher, Nels, Stan, et al have helped me in inumberable ways. I have met
people from this list, consulted with them privately, gotten business
advice, obtained business and even a job offer. We all go through cycles
and changes in our careers where we may not have the spare time to read every
list, or post advice, but I think many of us try to read it most every day
even if we cannot participate. And I have been entertained by Bill vs ________
throughout the years. Remember Gail from DC? What happened to her? She and
Bill used to tangle on a regular basis...
Andrew Kester, P.E.