[From Lloyd Klinedinst (2008.12.27.0655 CST)]
For your convenience I am including in the body of two messages
1 in this message a greeting and news from our current CSG President, Fred Good.
2 in the next message from me, Part II, the minutes of this year’s CSG meeting, July, 2008.
Wishing you a sufficiently controlled and, consequently, a relatively comfortable new year,
FRED GOOD’S LETTER:
Dear Control Systems Group friend:
At the annual Control Systems Group business meeting this past July in New Jersey, it was agreed that we would make an effort to revitalize the Control Systems Group. Towards this effort it was agreed that we would contact our current and former members, share with you the proceedings of our meeting and ask you to join the group again. Rather than having an annual meeting in 2009, we decided that we would: 1) focus on recruiting members back into the group, especially those of you who are engaged in doing PCT research; 2) prepare for a significantly larger than usual meeting in 2010; and 3) begin to set a more proactive agenda for the future of the organization.
The first steps in this revitalization effort are to seek your support by joining us again, asking you for suggestions once you have reviewed the minutes of the 2008 meeting and encourage you to please contact us if you have any questions regarding the CSG, its goals, or if you want to become involved in a more active way with the organization.
Membership is $45 per year. Please send your membership check to Richard S. Marken, Treasurer, Control Systems Group, 10459 Holman Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Bills new book, Living Control Systems III, is now available, having been very favorably reviewed in Nature Magazine in the November 13, 2008 issue. This is one among other very encouraging signs that Perceptual Control Theory is still very much alive in the minds of many and that it is about to emerge from the shadows of relative obscurity to being seriously considered by established academics and institutions around the world.
Wishing you the very best for 2009,
Fred Good and Lloyd Klinedinst