The William T. Powers Festschrift is a contribution
by persons influenced by the work of William T. Powers in honor of the 30th
anniversary of the publication of Behavior:
The Control of Perception. The contributions range from personal
tributes to thematic essays. They have come in from all over the world
and were put together on various local versions of word processing programs.
I have refrained from editorial intervention, so that the style and
format used by the authors could be retained. There are still some inadequacies
of presentation in a few of the contributions. I apologize for any inconvenience
this may cause, but it was impossible for me to alleviate all of these
problems at the last moment. Corrections are welcome and will
be incorporated into the Festschrift for eventual final presence on the web.
Since the contributions are only a mouse click away, it is unnecessary to comment on them any further. However, I would like to offer a partof the "web site story" as my contribution. The emergence of this project began in Saint Louis at the 2000 CSG conference. Realizing the forthcoming anniversary of the publication of B:CP in 2003 and being aware of festschrifts as ways of recognizing such landmark events, I suggested the notion of a web-based festschrift forWilliam T. Powers. The suggestion met with immediate approval and was supported as energies allowed throughout the project. The organizational work, approaching contributors, getting emails out to them, doing the amateur webdesign and construction and doing all those "little" things that pave the way for a project like this, was done by myself. Fred Good, Dag Forssell, Rick Marken and, of course, Mary Powers and her daughters, Barbara and Allie, helped. Thanks to all who helped and all who contributed and who will contribute to this project in recognition of William T. Powers.
After the presentation of this webbased Festschrift, contributors arestill invited to submit additions to this project in honor of WilliamT. Powers' contribution to science.