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

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Thu, 12 November 2009 23:11 UTC

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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.)

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