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Re: st: RE: Picketing StataCorp


From   BRUNDAGE Thomas W <Thomas.W.Brundage@state.or.us>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Picketing StataCorp
Date   12 Feb 2003 11:39:31 -0800

Do remember that we can picket for "Good things" too!  So perhaps some
comfortable spring day . . . Nah, that is what NASUG is for.

thomasb

thomas brundage
statistician
Department of Human Services
Oregon Public Health
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Portland OR 97232

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>>> smustillo@psych.mc.duke.edu 2/12/2003 9:54:00 AM >>>
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
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