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RE: st: RE: Picketing StataCorp


From   "Ronnie Babigumira" <ronnie.babigumira@ios.nlh.no>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Picketing StataCorp
Date   Wed, 12 Feb 2003 19:29:18 +0100

If Nick Cox disappears, I will personally lead a coalition of the willing to
smoke his captors out of anyhole or bunker, and make no mistake about, this
coalition is prepared so you are either with us, or against us. Such an act
from statcorp would be considered a considerable breach and as such would
make statacorp qualify as one of the corporations in the axis of ....(the
other two belonging to the other Bill) we would be left with no choice but
to picket

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Sarah A.
Mustillo
Sent: 12. februar 2003 18:53
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: Picketing StataCorp


My contribution to the list:

6. Statacorp decides Nick Cox "knows too much" and whisks him away to some
unidentified location with no access to a computer or statalist.  How would
we solve our problems?

But, seriously, I'd picket just to see what all you people look like!

Sarah

--On Wednesday, February 12, 2003 12:06 PM -0500 Lee Sieswerda
<Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com> wrote:

> Well, its bloody cold here in northern Ontario: -29 this morning, about
> -40 with the windchill. So if it were a winter thing (the season, I
> mean), I guess I could be convinced to picket in Texas for just about
> anything.
> Top Five hypothetical scenarios that would cause the Stata community to
> collectively picket StataCorp headquarters:
> 5. StataCorp gets tired of the whining on Statalist and has the list
> deep-sixed under the DMCA
> 4. Stata is gobbled into either the SPSS or SAS empires and becomes just
> another add-on module with a yearly subscription
> 3. StataCorp decides that printed manuals are for weenies and technophobes
> and decides to go exclusively PDF
> 2. StataCorp decides that command line is too old-school and "updates"
> Stata into a fully menu-driven application (Do I feel the slope slipping
> from under my feet?)
>
> And the Number One act that would draw angry Stata users from all over the
> world to College Station...
> (drum roll, please)
> ......
> ......
> ......
>
> 1. Bill Gould is replaced by that other Bill G as CEO of StataCorp
>
> Additions to the list are welcome.
>
> Lee
>
> Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
> Thunder Bay District Health Unit
> 999 Balmoral Street
> Thunder Bay, Ontario
> Canada  P7B 6E7
> Tel: +1 (807) 625-5957
> Fax: +1 (807) 623-2369
> Lee.Sieswerda@tbdhu.com
> www.tbdhu.com
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	Nick Winter [SMTP:nwinter@policystudies.com]
>> Sent:	Wednesday, February 12, 2003 11:32 AM
>> To:	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject:	st: Picketing StataCorp
>>
>> >>> Joly.Patrick@ic.gc.ca:
>> > Like Lee,
>> > I wouldn't go
>> > as far as picketing in front of Stata headquarters but
>> > perhaps I could say
>> > that a pragmatic module to toggle abbreviations on or off
>> > would probably
>> > help me sleep better at night. :)
>>
>> This raises the question for me:  for what *would* the Stata community,
>> collectively, be willing to picket StataCorp?  (And remember, it's
>> really, really hot in Texas.)
>>
>> -Nick Winter
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Sarah A. Mustillo, Ph.D
Center for Developmental Epidemiology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Box 3454
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