Re: [78attendees] We'll meet again...

Ted Lemon <> Thu, 12 August 2010 17:20 UTC

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On Aug 12, 2010, at 11:49 AM, Scott Brim wrote:
> I guess we have different needs.  Anaheim had wifi, air conditioning,
> pizza, chinese food, and even a bar.  Who has time for a real dinner
> anyway?

I don't know, those all sound pretty good to me, as long as it's not every day.  There was also a decent Indian place.   The problem was more that I couldn't get any fresh fruit without a long excursion, and I couldn't get any healthy food in general, and we were surrounded by freeways, which made going for a bike ride dangerous.

As for having time for dinner, I have to wonder if you are really being effective at IETF if you are so busy during the meeting that you don't have time for dinner.  It's easy to get caught up in every working group   We are all geeks and we all have opinions, some of them valid, about how to solve the various problems each working group is looking at.

But my own experience at least is that if I get that crazily involved with that many working groups, I wind up being ineffective in the working groups I came to the meeting to participate in.   If you're able to work that hard at IETF and still be effective, I salute you, but for the rest of us, some degree of moderation is required.