Dueling open letters...

 I knew that Dieter Schaudel's message would be controversial. I didn't think the messenger would get shot as bad as I've been over this weekend.

An Open Letter to the ISA President...

No, it isn't from me. It is from Dieter Schaudel, who until his retirement in June was Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee of Endress+Hauser.

The International Society of Automation

I am also very pleased to report that yesterday the ISA Council of Society Delegates voted overwhelmingly to change the official name of the society to the International Society of Automation.

The Inter GALACTIC Society of Automation

ISA President Kim Miller-Dunn has sent an open letter to every ISA member she could find asking for their support of the proposed name change from ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society to the International Society of Automation.