I innocently wrote a reply to one of the Ask the Expert questions this morning. I said, "One of the last remaining tangible benefits of ISA membership is the ability to view and download standards, including ISA5 and ISA20 (for personal use only)." Another person on our Ask the Experts...
From fellow ISA insurgent Jon DiPietro:
Don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing Rockwell Automation here. It's just that when we're in the middle of producing show dailies at events such as Automation Fair, we get pretty focused. So I'm taking a break here to see what's happening in the rest of the world.
Reprinted with Jim Pinto's permission from an email to Pat Gouhin, CEO of ISA:
Reprinted by permission of Jon DiPietro:
Okay, all you PR folks who are calling at the last minute trying to find out if I'm going to ISA...yes I am, but I am not making any appointments because I will only be there a day and a half.
In a flurry of press releases the last few days, ISA's compliance institutes have been busy.
There are lots of good technical societies that do good work and offer great benefits to members. I'm thinking ISA, WBF, SAE, SME, etc., etc. They're serious and important, and I wouldn't diss any of them for the world.
ISA100.11a-- the final, final votes are in-- and it doesn't call for strict interoperability and interchangeability
Well, it's over. Finally. The ISA100 leadership team is packing the .11a standard up and sending it to the Standards and Practices Board for approval...and then on to ANSI, and maybe to IEC.