RE: Straw Poll for Millenium Medal
I agree with Bill.
I would also co-sign. Vic
> From: Bill Lidinsky[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 1999 04:02
> To: Paul Nikolich; email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Straw Poll for Millenium Medal
> I just saw the email below from Paul Nikolich. (One of the 1094
> messages currently in my inbox.) This is awful.
> | THIS DOES A HUGE INJUSTICE TO MARIS GRAUBE!! |
> We must all bear shame for this! Shame, SHAME, *SHAME*!!
> Maris founded IEEE802 and was its chair for longer than any other
> chair. He contributed greatly to early standards efforts. He
> reorganized it to make it what it is today. Not to detract from those
> identified below, I feel this decision is *AWFUL*. NO, IT IS AWESOMELY
> In addition, echoing some of the comments made by others on this mailer,
> I feel strongly that we are patting ourselves on our backs. This has
> been done for other medals in the past and we're doing it again. I can
> personally say that I've seen members of 802 laugh at us for this.
> We're a joke!
> If this is the SEC's decision on the millennium medals, so be it. It is
> our shame! But Jim Carlo, please tell me to whom you have or will send
> this list. I feel compelled to write an open letter to the IEEE,
> directed to that person stating my thoughts and reasons.
> Paul Nikolich wrote:
> > Dear SEC voting members:
> > The four Millenium Medal candidates from IEEE 802 shall be:
> > Jim Carlo, Howard Frazier, Don Loughry and Geoff Thompson.
> > WIll the four nominees please fill out the applications (below in bold)
> and send them to Jim Carlo and myself for submission to the Millenium
> Medal committee.
> > Thanks,
> > --Paul
> > Millennium Medal IEEE-SA Criteria
> > Context: At the beginning of the third millennium give recognition to
> 3000 individuals for their professional achievements worthy of recognition
> for significant impact leading up to and including the new millennium.
> > Millennium medals are to be awarded to those individuals for their
> outstanding contributions to the profession and to society in general. The
> medals are to be awarded by Societies, Sections, and major boards of which
> the IEEE-SA is one such entity. Each major board will recognize
> outstanding individuals based on outstanding contributions to that board
> and its major programs and activities. A recipient must be a member of the
> IEEE but does not have to be a member of the IEEE-SASB or the IEEE-SA BoG.
> We should identify and recognize individuals whose contributions helped to
> bring in and support the new millennium.
> > Two categories of nominees will be considered:
> > 1) Nominees recognized for their development of standard(s) having a
> major impact on industry. This could be for a single standard or a family
> of standards.
> > 2) Nominees recognized for their contributions to the development or
> establishment of management infrastructure having significant impact on
> industry now or in the next millennium. This could be for a new major
> infrastructure or for major improvements and evolution of an existing
> > The following information is required to evaluate nominees for
> a Millennium Medal:
> > 1) Name of candidate. A group of individuals might also be
> > 2) Category for consideration (i.e., standards development or
> management infrastructure)
> > 3) Identification of the standard or management infrastructure
> for which the individual should be recognized.
> > 4) The role the individual played in generating the standard
> or infrastructure for which a medal is to be awarded. This should be a
> brief, clear, and succinct statement no longer than a single paragraph in
> > 5) A brief statement identifying the nature of the impact
> expected to flow from the individual's efforts. This should be a clear and
> succinct statement no longer than a single paragraph in length.
> > This material should be sent to Dennis Bodson, Chairman
> IEEE-SA ArCom, via email at email@example.com no later than September 1,