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

Joerg Ott <jo@netlab.tkk.fi> Fri, 13 November 2009 00:19 UTC

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Absolutely agreed.  This was a great event in all respects!
Thanks a lot!

Joerg

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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadatoshi_Akiba
> 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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