Allow me to quickly jump into this thread and IMPLORE people not to engage
in this discourse!
While respecting the importance of the issue, I know from experience on
another list (ISWORLD) that this can get very ugly in a heartbeat! Silence
will be golden.
-- Richard Southwick
Syracuse University - School of Information Studies
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Sam Friedman wrote:
> I for one have ethical qualms about working for an organization whose
> stated aim is to kill people--and that performs this task rather often,
> and for purposes that further the economic degradation of human life all
> over the world and also contribute to the ecological crisis.
> As one of the people whose offices were destroyed on September 11, I
> also object to the fact that they often claim to do this in the names of
> my murdered building-mates--even though the policies and interests they
> defend are the same as those they did before that date.
> How do others feel?
> Sam Friedman
> National Development and Research Institutes
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> >>> "Paul A. Branson" <[log in to unmask]> 08/15/02 01:04 AM >>>
> To the social network community,
> We have recently won a contract with the Army to conduct scientific
> research and knowledge econometric analysis at several commands. One of
> the analysis tools we use is Social Network analysis. It started as a
> small project, but due to popularity of our approach has since expanded
> to a project that could span a large section of the Army.
> IMII is interested in collaborating with researchers interested in
> social network analysis.
> We have also developed a software instrument in C# to conduct a variety
> of social network analysis and econometrics. We are interested in
> learning about current metrics that could be incorporated with within
> this tool.
> If you are interested in collaborating with us on a US Army project,
> please contact me at: [log in to unmask] .
> The hub of the project is located near Tucson, Arizona.
> Edward Swanstrom
> Innovation Management Institute International (IMII)
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