Re: [76attendees] RFID

Thomas Heide Clausen <> Tue, 10 November 2009 12:36 UTC

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On Nov 10, 2009, at 9:30 PM, Spencer Dawkins wrote:

> What Paul said. In addition, it's very helpful for chairs when we  
> have a bunch of attendees that we don't know by sight. I have one  
> new working group, but all three of the meetings I co-chaired on  
> Monday had attendees I didn't recognize (I'm sure that's just  
> because of the meeting location).
>> Very useful for those of us who volunteer to take minutes.
> I do wish it was more responsive (it seems like about half the mike  
> speakers end up dorking with their badges before they finally see  
> their information appear), but i'm assuming that just happens over  
> time like every other technology.

I think that the RFID experiment has been helpful thus far. Yes, there  
has been a technical glitch or two, but that's to expect from a first  
trial like this in an IETF.

While we're at it, two more technical things would be good to see in  
the future:

	o	a Jabber robot echoing the speaker name to the Jabber room;

	o	(likely more complicated) a text-to-speech robot injecting the  
speaker name
		on the audio-stream.

I noticed that these would be handy when trying to be in one meeting  
and following with one ear the discussions in another concurrent  
session this afternoon.

All in all, however, I think that the initiative of the RFID team has  
been quite excellent.