Re: Humming can be superior to "show of hands"

Lloyd Wood <> Thu, 15 July 1999 09:40 UTC

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On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, Jacob Palme wrote:

> The ITU chairman at the on-going IETF meeting in Oslo (July
> 1999) expressed surprise at the humming, and said that a
> show of hands was more what he was accustomed to. 

Since the rows are weighted so that people who have read drafts
and are therefore able to express intelligent opinions are supposed to
be in the two front rows, does this mean that raised hands or murmurs
in the front rows count more than those further back?


hope so. Rough consensus is all very well until it turns into democracy.