Joe stated: >> I've been working on a theory that the larger the city, the more in-grown >> opportunities to network (think wwwac, noend, web405, etc) - so less of the >> folks in larger cities are drawn to evolt. Then later thought that those of us in Dallas and Chicago have blown his theory... I dunno about Chicago, but I wonder if the "sprawl" in Dallas has anything to do with it. I live 35 miles northwest of downtown Dallas, and work 20 miles east of my home. Not exactly in a hub of 'net development, but I'm still considered to work in "Dallas". Of course I am usually lurking rather than chatting or evolting, since I'm on digest. Delurking just a bit, Cheryl PS. As to the "cow" issue, our European coworkers are always amused that we drive past farms and cows and horses, just to get to a restaurant for lunch.. ;> c.