Re: [78attendees] We gotta stop meeting like this (was: We'll meet again...)

Barry Leiba <barryleiba.mailing.lists@gmail.com> Thu, 12 August 2010 21:14 UTC

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> That's related to an idea I've been kicking around in my head for
> a while--an IETF wiki that would act as a guide to all the work the
> IETF's done so far, and the work it's doing now.

Just addressing the question of publicizing "interesting" stuff that's
going on at the current/upcoming meeting, here:
The thing is, nearly everyone will flag their own work as the most
interesting, most important stuff happening, and we'll have the same
flood of too much information as we have now.

This is related to the fact that nearly every silly little nothing
application one installs on one's computer wants to put an icon in the
program list and an icon on the desktop and an icon in the favourites
list and a shortcut here and a bookmark there and a "quick start"
application that runs at boot time and, and, and.

Your program is not the most important thing on my computer, even if
you think so.
Similarly, your working group meeting, BoF, or new Internet Draft
isn't the most important thing going on in the IETF, not *in general*.
 But trying to filter that stuff out will be difficult, and perhaps
impossible.

But I *do* want to hear about things like Andrew's special cross-area
"what do you want DNSExt to do for you?" session.  The trick is
finding a way to have a manageable number of such "highlights" without
just having it turn into another filter-failure free-for-all.

Barry