Re: turning myself in . . . .

James Wyman (
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 09:43:24 -0400

Funny, Neal, I just saw a bumper sticker that said "Mediate Don't
Litigate," which the mediator-lawyer community apparently passes around.
The mind boggles at the possibilities here--"Fornicate Don't Litigate,"
well, let's stop there. Interesting that your dad was a patent lawyer--I
had given some thought to that but lack the academic science background
normally required. I'm big on the copyright end of intellectual property,
though--it merges nicely with cyberlaw and is one of 4 or 5 areas I'm
interested in pursuing.

Say, this is a nonsequitur of sorts, but who was the physics teacher at SHS
whose first name was Walt? You know, friendly older guy (hell, he was
probably the age we are now) with graying hair and glasses? I haven't seen
a yearbook in ages so I can't recall. I do remember Mrs. Owens the biology
teacher for some (probably hormonal) reason.

Anyway, this is all very nice here and again I thank you for setting this up.


At 09:50 PM 7/25/97 -0700, Neal McBurnett wrote:
>James, nice story! Thanks for not being bashful - it is fun to cut to
>the chase with the reunion crowd.
>My dad was a lawyer - a patent lawyer. But my favorite t-shirt is
>"Innovate, don't Litigate" from the League for Programming Freedom.
>Sounds like you might find a niche in the law that contributes to society
>rather than helping the corporate world to sail on past our best
>efforts to promote a sustainable world :-)
>Your web page is great, especially all the different pictures.
>And, as you say, self-indulgent. Hey, so is mine :-)
>That's quite a set of experiences!
>Neal McBurnett <> 503-331-5795 Portland/Denver
>Bell Labs / Lucent Technologies
> (with PGP key)

James Wyman
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much farther out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.
               --Stevie Smith