A Proposal for Reorganization of NOTIS Technical SIGs
by Alan Alexander-Manifold
2 September 1993
Two Techie SIGs have been just right
Since first they came to be;
One SIG attuned to MVS,
And one to VSE.
But now the Tech1's job is changed
From hacking JCL
To doing damned near everything,
As far as I can tell.
I'm thinking that it might be time
To try out something new,
Like having one or six Tech SIGs
Instead of only two.
If we add on a UNIX SIG,
And then a Windows one,
And one for Macs -- when all the SIGs
Have met -- well, NUGM's done!
Or if we scrap the two we've got
And start again from scratch,
With LMS, Horizon, Nets,
And MDAS SIGs to catch,
And maybe one for those who use
ProPAC or InfoShare,
Or DocDirect, or QuikReports--
I don't see much hope there.
So I propose: as of next year
We form one Techie SIG
Which should be more adaptable
(Although a trifle big).
To help preserve the usefulness
Which marks our two SIGs now--
The frank and open interchange
Of what we do and how--
The offerings at NUGM might
Have sessions just for chat,
Which have their themes, but mostly let
Those present chew the fat.
I think perhaps I've said enough
To get my views across;
The heat of comment should suffice
To show what's gold, what's dross.
I've asked the SIG chairs to include
This item on the slate
For consultation with the SIGs;
I welcome all debate.