From: James P. Harrison (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 16:20:15 EEST
Unfortunately, quite a few of us original RP'ers have moved on. I still keep my ears to this list, but this list is not what it used to be. I think a lot of it has to do with competition and advancement of the technology. In the late 80's and 90's the technology was still very new and exciting. Everyone was working together to advance the technology and their careers. The MFG's have been moving more towards an automated system, trying to reduce the need for some of the specialist. I think the changes started around 2000. Some MFG's did not want the user's to "tweak" or experiment with the equipment.
For me, there were not any opportunities in South Florida to continue. I have worked with or been involved with almost everyone with RP equipment in S. FL. I am currently involved with low polluting lawnmowers. Maybe one day I will be back. Just keep it going!
James P. Harrison, President
Bitter Blue Lawn & Garden
1621 NW 77th Way
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
954-981-2626 "Home of the Only Patent Low Polluting Lawnmower"
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I was just wondering where all the RP "cheerleaders" of old have gone ... onto greener pastures perhaps? Have many of the contributors to this list from the 90's moved on to do other things or has interest just waned in general? Is RP, perhaps, now too mature and mainstream to really bother pushing anymore? I'd like to get anyones thoughts about the last 20 years and where things might head in the next 10. For instance has anyone been able to make any really BIG money from RP compared to, say, the internet? What about RM? Is there anything new for manufacturers to really get excited about lately (or, maybe, was there ever)? Having been with this list since the beginning, I was just wondering who's left from those "heady" early days of fantastic prognostications.
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