Bad news folks: I met Jerry Irvine and he's nice...

Bad news folks: I met Jerry Irvine and he's nice...

Post by Jeff Gortatowsk » Wed, 17 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Yup. It's true... maybe he was having a bad day. Maybe it was the heat
at Lucerne that got to me, or him... who knows... But he seemed like a
pretty decent guy to me... Guess I'll place an order for a rocket if I
can remember the name... Met Ken Finwall too! He seemed rather pleasant
as well... gosh most of the people at the just past ROC launch were
*nice*. Must be something in the air.... (AP?)...

Sure is easy to spew ***via email and newsgroups to people you've
never met ( ain't it mike... ).

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Bad news folks: I met Jerry Irvine and he's nice...

Post by Mike Bellin » Thu, 18 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Yup. It's true... maybe he was having a bad day. Maybe it was the heat
> at Lucerne that got to me, or him... who knows... But he seemed like a
> pretty decent guy to me...

Most everyone is a decent person.  I've never met Jerry, Jonathan,
Kodson,
but I bet they're all just fine decent people. But from what I glean
from
the postings, those three disagree on who's decent. Ashamed too. But my
personal opinion is Kodson's camp seems to hit below the belt and Jerry
seems very level-headed in responce to these attacks on his character.

Never-the-less, Kodson, the reports show, delivers great motors
and that's the key to keeping a business alive. He deserves respect
in these efforts to keep a business going in a very challenging market
from both business & technology aspects.

Quote:
> Guess I'll place an order for a rocket if I
> can remember the name...

you can order from www.usrockets.com, but just pray that
the kit you want is in stock and you'll never need parts!
(Speaking from experience.) He does ship it
quickly if he has got it.

Quote:
> Sure is easy to spew ***via email and newsgroups to people you've
> never met

Yah... I think 99% of the flaming I see, sometimes here, and even more
frequently on other news groups would go away if the people were
actually meeting in person.  There is *something* lacking in this
technological interface that seem to bring out the worst in people.

Cheers,
Mike

 
 
 

Bad news folks: I met Jerry Irvine and he's nice...

Post by Tim » Sat, 20 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Most everyone is a decent person.  I've never met Jerry, Jonathan,
> Kodson,

I've emailed many of the people in question in the past when I wasn't
able to post on r.m.r.  I've always had good conversations with Jerry,
John, etc. that were positive in nature and helped me in my rocket
experiences.  
I know Mike and he's really a good guy too.

Some of the trouble facing us is that we have to wait, take turns, etc.
and let frustrations build because we can't see each other.  Many people
can judge character fairly accurately within a few minutes conversation
with a person face to face.  In this medium, it can't be done so
everyone tends to take a defensive posture and it shows.  Many of the
problems that have been discussed on r.m.r. could be resolved with a
little personal contact...many threads lasting days, weeks, months,
could be put to rest in an hour or two.  This medium causes
discussions/dissagreements to lag as bad as an argument between my wife
and myself...if we were using the U.S.P.S. as our method of discussion.

Tim