Dear Editors:

I'd like to offer a few responses to Allen Bertagne's President's Page in October's TLE. All are personal (rather than corporate) responses, and all are probably colored by my position and experience, so I don't claim any infallibility on this.

1) An interdisciplinary society—I agree! The future will require much tighter interdisciplinary integration, and removing the barriers between AAPG, SPE, and SEG is an important real and philosophical move in the right direction. In fact I would take this further. I think our members need to aggressively pursue an understanding of what our downstream customers want to...

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