Re: Water features Re: [68ATTENDEES] Returning to Prague (was: Re: Hilton Prague)

John C Klensin <> Wed, 28 March 2007 17:40 UTC

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From: John C Klensin <>
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Subject: Re: Water features Re: [68ATTENDEES] Returning to Prague (was: Re: Hilton Prague)
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--On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:47 PM -0500 Nicolas Williams 
<> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 08:26:54PM -0400, John C Klensin wrote:
>> Hmm.  While I agree, I see it, perhaps oddly, as another
>> communications problem: knowing what to expect at the meeting
>> site is more important to me than what particular approach is
>> taken.  I'm perfectly capable of carrying water around with me
>> if I know that is necessary and suspect other IETF members are
>> too.   But I'd prefer to not drag the bottle -- even a
>> collapsible one -- if it isn't going to be needed.
> How do you drag ice water around and keep it at that temperature all day
> long?  At least two or three IETF days are 8AM-midnight work days for
> me, once you add in hallway meetings, design team meetings, presentation
> writing (yes, I do them at the last minute).
> I drink a lot of water over the course of an IETF day, and I
? prefer ice water.

While my preferences run to hot water, preferably flavored with tea, rather 
than ice water, the answer is the same -- insulated bottles or mugs, 
refilled at appropriate breaks.  Certainly that is not as convenient as 
having beverages continually available, which I prefer too, but it works 
reasonably well as long as beverages are not dispensed by the glass or 
bottle by meeting site staff who consider each one a valuable resource to 
be carefully controlled.

So, again, I consider this a matter of convenience, probably even 
relatively important convenience, not one of necessity for people (even a 
subset of people) to attend the meeting.



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