March 2000

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March 2000 Contents

Global Notebook: News Items on Standardization Around the Nation and the World

Letters to the Editor

Plain Talk for a New Generation: Comments from ASTM President Jim Thomas

State of the Art: A New Language

HowTo: Fact vs. Fiction:
The Truth About Precision and Bias
by Pat Picariello

HowTo: Standards Writing 101
by Felicia Quinzi

HowTo: How to Run an Effective Meeting
Part I: Before the Meeting
by Bode Buckley

HowTo: MILSpec Conversion--The ASTM Way
by Timothy Brooke

Tech News


As an ASTM technical committee member, you have a "roll up those sleeves and get to work" attitude. But more than once, when confronted with a new standards-development task, you may have asked yourself, “But how do I…?”

This month, we inaugurate a new “HowTo” column, with articles packed with ideas and resources for preparing test method precision and bias, getting ready to lead a meeting, writing a draft standard, and converting a military document. Look for more HowTo columns in future issues. //

Surgical Fires
April Editorial Workshop
Solid-Fuel Heating Standards
Database Coding for Composite Materials
Endoscopic Accessory Instruments
Annual Meeting
Non-Asbestos Fiber Cement
Slow Cook-and-Hold Ovens


Talk to the Editor:
Maryann Gorman

Past Issues

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People: Profiles of ASTM Members
Bill Bertelsen

Newly Approved ASTM Standards Actions

ASTM Calendar

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