Re: [79all] IETF Badge

Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com> Fri, 12 November 2010 00:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: [79all] IETF Badge
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The average monthly wage in China is $153.

So quite a few people are carrying equipment that costs several times what
some of the hotel staff earn in a year.

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 6:37 PM, Dave CROCKER <dhc2@dcrocker.net> wrote:

>
>
> On 11/12/2010 7:09 AM, Scott Brim wrote:
>
>> Was it in Paris that laptops were being stolen from the meeting rooms?
>> I recall wishing that room entry restrictions would be enforced.
>>
>
>
> and munich and stockholm.  the latter was from under the seat while the
> person was sitting there in the middle of a session...
>
> Any presumption of property safety in IETF meeting rooms is misplaced.
>
> Unfortunately, I do not, for one second, believe that checking badges at
> the door changes this particular security exposure.
>
> As much as our group tone and longevity encourages the view of collegial
> familiarity, in reality most of the 1200, or so, attendees are strangers to
> each other.  In most of the world, trusting 1200 strangers to keep one's
> property safe is not especially rational.
>
>
> d/
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>  Brandenburg InternetWorking
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