I have read this type of statement inside traderags and surveying media for most of my life. It is just this type of statement that keeps land surveyors feeling as if they are supposed to be divided from one another, keeping everyone in check, separate and dependent upon whoever wrote it for whatever reason. I for one am happy that this is changing, which is what keeps me so motivated to continue developing Land Surveyors United.
The fact that traderags will not write up a story about LSU or mention us, despite the fact that we have become so important to the lives of those in the surveying industry, is even more proof that the big media companies want to keep everyone separate, divided and dependent on them for "news" in surveying. In a network such as LSU, with close to 80+ new members per week, wouldn't you say that surveying is becoming, rather, more united? Perhaps a UNITED body of land surveyors is worth fearing if you own a magazine.
I got this quote from here, if you are interested.
So I ask you... is surveying an increasingly divided profession? I'd like to hear from you.