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ISA: Dick Morley to the rescue?

Now that Jim Pinto has let the cat out of the bag, I can say that Dick Morley has been meeting with Ken Baker and Don Zee, to see what can be done to rescue ISA from the mess it is in. Morley is exactly the sort of person needed.

Katrina Aid from Siemens...

Dear Walt, I've received several inquiries about how Siemens is supporting the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and wanted to pass along some information. Following is a link to a press release: http://www.usa.siemens.com/index.jsp?sdc_p=fmlsuo1306080ni1306073pc194z3&sdc_sid=23178209222& Service and Material Support from Siemens USA to the Affected Areas: US Filter is standing by with 5...

More Hurricane Katrina news...

CONTROL's Senior Technical Editor, Dan Hebert, reports: So this looks mostly like a human interest story about the employees in these plants who happen to live in the affected areas. The water damage and power losses in the plants mentioned occur frequently in LA.

From the Hurricane Katrina department...

This came in from Jon Worstell, a member of the Chemical Processing editorial advisory board, who works at Shell Norco in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, responding to a question of how we, as automation media, should be telling this story: i think it is a good idea, especially from the viewpoint...

Blogging from Ground Zero of the Katrina Disaster

DirectNIC, the Internet registrar company, is located in downtown New Orleans. One of their employees continues to blog as his world comes apart around him. This ain't process automation, but it sure is awesome technology. http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/...

WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG...for an important message about Hurricane Katrina

Here at CONTROL and at Putman Media, we want to express our concern and sympathy for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Not only do some of us have immediate family there, but also a significant part of our readership lives and works in the affected areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Regarding <i>More, Better, Cheaper</i> editorial...

Mike Geis,director of business development at AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies Sensor Technology Division, which used to be known as Patriot Sensors back in the day, writes: "I think you have a point and believe senor manufacturers are ready to develop new products.

The Joys of Old Hotels...

The Capital Hilton has been here a long time. Presidents-Elect have stayed here, Presidents have spoken in the ballroom. And the Capital Hilton has mice. How do I know this? Well, as I was getting ready to shut my computer down, just now, a mouse came out from behind the...

Some final thoughts on Yokogawa and the User Groups

This is a great time to be an end-user. "Say what?" you ask. Think about it. Almost every one of the major vendors is in far better financial health, and absolutely none of them are fat, dumb, and happy like they were at the start of the 1990s.

Saving ISA...some thoughts from the road

Last night's conversation with Ron Helson, President of the Hart Communications Foundation, and others on the Yokogawa Potomac cruise got me thinking. Now I understand that this may be a dangerous undertaking, and even a Really Bad Thing (tm). So what?