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Despite Concerns, HowToGAMIT Will Go To Press

Despite Concerns, HowToGAMITWill Go To Press

I appreciate the concern for HowToGAMIT expressed by Richard Y. Lee '97 and Dedric A. Carter '98 in their recent letter in The Tech ["UA Should Salvage HowToGAMIT," Feb. 27]. I believe they would be pleased to learn that the twenty-seventh edition of HowToGAMIT will be published this fall and distributed free of charge to the incoming freshmen class.

As for their proposal, I do not quite understand how their "renaissance of passion" would revive HowToGAMIT. Budgetary concerns were never a significant problem for HowToGAMIT. The real question was whether HowToGAMIT would have enough staff members to properly edit and produce the publication.

Merely placing HowToGAMIT on the Web does nothing for its accuracy or relevance. Instead of proposing solutions to problems they have not taken the time to understand, Lee and Carter should try showing up at the next HowToGAMIT work session on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Technology Community Association office. In case they do not know, it is located in W20-450.

Kevin Amonlirdviman '97

TCA President