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Give me a break about the death of e-mail.  I still have a slide rule and I use computer punch cards.  OK, my slide rule is a bit dusty, and I use the punch cards as book marks;>) 

Regards, Harold Sprague


 
> Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:10:56 -0400
> Subject: other forums, continued...
> From: akester74(--nospam--at)gmail.com
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>
> Bill, I don't think email is dead. I was going to say I am young and I
> use email, but I just realized I am not really young anymore. Its
> invaluable for business, and there is no replacement for a secure and
> personal way of communicating at this time, as well as sending files.
> Lots of 35 year old professionals and even the younger people in my
> office still use email constantly. I think it is used less as a
> private and social means amongst people under 30, where texting,
> twitter and Facebook have perhaps taken over. I do like texting but I
> have avoided the rest like the plague. Telling people about your daily
> activities seems like a horrible idea unless you are a very
> fascinating individual with an amazing life. Otherwise just give me
> the highlight reel over a beer, face to face. I digress...
>
> I think the format part of SEAINT is annoying and always have. Its
> difficult to follow a single thread or subject, the formatting on my
> end appears to me mostly programming mumbo-jumbo, and you cannot post
> an image to help clarify a point. If any group of professionals needs
> visual images to clarify a point it would be structural engineers.
> What I have always liked about SEAINT is the variety and quality of
> professionals posting, which seems to have plummeted after the "great
> 2009 server crash".
>
> Anyway, there is a STRUCTURAL only group on ENG-TIPS, just scroll down
> and you will see it. Just read through it and the posts are similar to
> what you'd see on SEAINT. May I reiterate how nice it is do follow a
> single post and also be able to post images!!
>
> "Structural engineering other technical topics Forum
> (44352 members) "
>
> http://www.eng-tips.com/threadminder.cfm?pid=507
>
> I'll continue to subscribe to SEAINT but will be perusing the ENG-TIPS
> structural message board and hope to read some posts from you
> SEAINT'ers soon.
>
> Regards,
> Andrew Kester, PE
> Florida
>
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