I have been so caught up in other business that I didn't read the letter until yesterday.
I have to agree with Gary's point that the letter, published without an opposing view, gives the impression that Kurt's view is the prevailing one in ARSC, where as I believe it is the view of a minority of members.
I believe there will be at least one letter forthcoming offering a different view.
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It was downright irresponsible for that letter to be published in the Newsletter, at least by itself. The Editor of the Newsletter should have, at the very least, sent that letter to a few other ARSC members, and the ENTIRE ARSC Board, for peer review, inviting them to offer their own views for publication in the same issue. Publishing that letter by itself could give readers the impression that Kurt's view is a prevailing one at ARSC, which is certainly not the case (I believe he speaks for a miniscule minority in our organization, at least I hope so). I would encourage other members, including members of the Board, to submit letters for publication in the next Newsletter, in the interests of offering a more balanced perspective on this subject, and upholding ARSC's reputation as an inclusive and welcoming professional organization.
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In the last newsletter, there was an open letter to the ARSC membership titled "Letters to the Editor" by Kurt Nauck.
Anyone care to comment on that letter?
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering