***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** US news media are filled with the death of George Steinbrenner, the legendary owner of the NY Yankees. They probably won't mention that Steinbrenner also owned the Bay Harbor Inn in Tampa, where the Sunbelt conference was often held in our earlier, smaller years. I remember George having breakfast near me at one time. I didn't dare approach him because he was then in his early "off with their heads" phase -- firing managers and players loudly and repeatedly. I do share one trait: when I went to buy something at the hotel's little store, I left the pennies on the counter. "I never carry them," I said. "Oh, you're just like Mr Steinbrenner. He doesn't want them either." Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388 University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-3963 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.