Re: Clare Goldsberry's Page 16, March 18 Perspective, ``Should SPE change its name?'' I am a major in anthropology and sociology. In 1978, I became a member of the Society of Plastics Engi-neers ... S16 D23. The idea of joining a ``Society'' seems inappropriate. So let's eliminate the word Society. Then, as many aren't engineers, let's eliminate Engineers. Now we have ``Plastics'' and ``of.''
The function of this now nameless organization is to foster training, knowledge and networking among people in the plastics industry. It suggests to me the word institute.
I'd be glad to leave SPE behind and join the Plastics Institute, Plastics Association or even Plastics Academy.
Or would you rather talk about rheology, melt index, or tensile modulus?
James D. Brown
Northern Consultants Inc.