Re: [68ATTENDEES] Returning to Prague

Doug Montgomery <dougm@nist.gov> Sun, 25 March 2007 14:55 UTC

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Scott W Brim wrote:
> p.s. In 1990, Alan Levy, Editor in Chief of The Prague Post,
> proclaimed that Prague was the "Left Bank of the 90s," the new
> European haven for American artists.  Now it's "the new Minneapolis of
> the 10s".
>   
Before you go that far ("the new Minneapolis"), you might check out the
(mindless) film Rex-patriates (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405276/).
Quoting the plot summary: "By the mid-90s the expatriates' dreams are
foiled and Prague becomes a dark cauldron of failure. The obvious
solution would be to leave the city, but there is just one problem,the
old crone. It is as Franz Kafka observed: "Prague doesn't let go. This
old crone has claws. One has to yield or else.""

Fine location, better than most.  Hotel reacted well to issues as they
came up, and I am sure with a bit more advance warning, they will do
even better next time.

Think about adding to the "Note Well" Disclaimer a warning that "A
participant in an IETF meeting is deemed to accept that the IETF IAOC
may not be able to control all aspects of local societal norms at the
meeting venue, nor the exact availability nor content of cookies during
the refreshment breaks."   Maybe an explicit agreement acknowledging
that things won't be perfect, will dampen the volume of complaints that
it was not.
dougm



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