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Subject:RE: STC Montreal Chapter to Dissolve From:"Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com> To:'Bill Swallow' <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, Stephen Arrants <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com> Date:Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:34:27 +0000
I don't intend to come off as insensitive, and I don't mean to suggest that the closing of STC chapters isn't sad, but why do you say "sadly"? If chapters are closing, isn't it because they are not providing a good ROI for members? Why wouldn't we regard the closings as part of the "creative destruction" that is essential to capitalism? What are we losing (and I don't mean to say that we aren't losing something)? And more importantly, what could an organization for tech writers provide that the STC didn't/doesn't?
From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Bill Swallow
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:13 PM
To: Stephen Arrants
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: STC Montreal Chapter to Dissolve
Sadly many, many chapters have folded for this reason over the past few years. Mine (TechValley) included.
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