Re: [76attendees] thanks to the organizers and the city of Hiroshima

Dae Young KIM <> Fri, 13 November 2009 01:04 UTC

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Another showcase of what great things the WIDE team can do.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 7:00 AM, Rodney Van Meter <>wrote:

> I'm a member of the WIDE Project, but I get none of the credit for making
> IETF such a success.  I stand in awe especially of the NOC team: Profs.
> Kato, Osamu Nakamura, and Shigechika from Keio, Prof. Maeda from Hiroshima,
> Ray Atarashi from IIJ, and a long list of students (including qoo, kudo, and
> tomine).  Some of them prefer to work in the background, but their work
> stands out.
> The city also went amazingly far out of its way.  The "Welcome IETF" signs
> on the streetcar platforms, the party, the PASPY, and especially the city
> lights that made wandering the streets in the evening so pleasant.  I didn't
> try the bikes, and had no need of the translator service (except possibly
> from Hiroshima dialect to Kanto dialect :-), but those seemed to be wins, as
> well.
> The gang from e-side (Scott and Pres. Arai, and others whose names I don't
> recall) certainly made it all work.
> And Jun Murai is, of course, The Man.  ("What kind of sycophant are you?"
>  "What kind would you like?" to quote a movie.)
> For those of you who missed the social, my new hero:
> I've followed his peace work for years, but had no idea he has a Ph.D. in
> math from MIT and taught in the U.S. for more than fifteen years.
> Hope to see you in Anaheim!
>                --Rod
> P.S. Do try to walk over to the dome and museum, if you haven't yet. It's
> close, it's important, it's moving, it's sobering.  It is, however, not fun.
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