Actually, I got all my info from the COMMONews magazine that I received 5 copies of during COMMON at my office. It's on page 10 of the Editorial by David H. and LG Nakashian. Jerry At 10:42 PM 3/18/99 -0800, you wrote: >Jerry, it was nice to meet you too. > >Jerome Draper wrote: > >> Tere was lots of talk about vols working side by side with paid COMMON >> staff. Some have thrown in the towel on COMMON after 15 COMMON's and will >> not attend again in disgust. COMMON's position is that the fare went up >> brom $500 to $1000 because of losing $100/person/COMMON and that has to >> stop for a 501(C3). Additionally, COMMON maintains that they were >> essentially contracting out services for $4 mil and think they can do it >> in-house for $3 mil. COMMON has become a big time business. It is no >> longer the user's group of yesteryear. > >Common is losing $100 per person? That's what they said. They also said that >there were 4600 total attendees and 2200 paid attendees. This means that more >than half of the attendees didn't pay? No wonder prices went up 50%, somebody >has to subsidize all the freebies. > >I thought that it was a real bad move to bump prices that much without any >advance warning to the members. It's a Users Group, but the board never made the >effort to justify this huge jump to the membership. It wasn't until Kris Neely >penned an opinion peice in News/400 that a couple of Board members thought to >explain themselves. > >Sheeesh! They didn't even try to justify it in MOM. They just let speakers like >myself have their say and then moved on to the next topic. Pretty >dissapointing. > >jte > >-- >John Earl firstname.lastname@example.org > >PowerTech Toolworks 206-575-0711 >PowerLock Network Security www.toolnet.com >The 400 School www.400school.com Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976 Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400 Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, DCI, Netsoft, etc. (415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; email@example.com +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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