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

Dean Willis <dean.willis@softarmor.com> Fri, 30 March 2007 00:03 UTC

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From: Dean Willis <dean.willis@softarmor.com>
Subject: Re: Water features Re: [68ATTENDEES] Returning to Prague (was: Re: Hilton Prague)
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 19:02:49 -0500
To: Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com>
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On Mar 29, 2007, at 6:00 PM, Nicolas Williams wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 06:41:10PM -0400, Keith Kyzivat wrote:
>> Both solutions work very well to keep attendees and staff alike  
>> hydrated.  I
>> think a similar approach would work well for IETF -- that way, one  
>> can grab
>
> This rarely happens at IETFs outside the U.S.  I suspect European and
> other hotels simply don't have the containers, and probably don't have
> the ice making capacity.

and in many venues, people simply don't drink tap water. Often for  
good reasons.

Having been to lots of meetings in various parts of the world, I'm  
beginning to suspect that it is a particularly North American  
affectation to think that continual hydration is necessary.

In addition to talking loudly, wearing brightly coulored T-shirts  
with khaki pants and athletic shoes, and being unable to walk uphill,  
North American tourists are most notable for toting bottles of water.

Outside of temperatures over 40°, a normal human can actually go for  
several hours without water.

I suspect the perceived need for water has much to do with highly- 
promoted fad diets (some governmentally sponsored) in the US  
encouraging people to drink more water via ostensibly inflated claims  
of healthfullness.

It's just not that necessary, and I'd guess it probably isn't going  
to happen.

--
Dean


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