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

Tiger <01020042@RAVI.LUMS.EDU.PK> Thu, 15 July 1999 13:40 UTC

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:36:19 +0500 (PKT)
From: Tiger <01020042@RAVI.LUMS.EDU.PK>
To: "Flanigan, Bill" <flanigab@ncr.disa.mil>
cc: "'Jacob Palme'" <jpalme@DSV.SU.SE>, ietf@ietf.org
Subject: RE: Humming can be superior to "show of hands"
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!
if that has 'some' weight, i say we stop this ;) 

the 'humming' king!!! 


On Thu, 15 Jul 1999, Flanigan, Bill wrote:

> One may further observe that humming is hard to keep secret (and, you can
> always put your ear to the door).  Rather than volume, I've observed that
> those who can't hum in tune seem to carry more weight.  This area is just
> begging for a doctoral thesis (or two).
> 
> Bill Flanigan
> 
> > ----------
> > From: 	Jacob Palme[SMTP:jpalme@dsv.su.se]
> > Sent: 	Wednesday, July 14, 1999 2:07 PM
> > To: 	ietf@ietf.org
> > Subject: 	Humming can be superior to "show of hands"
> > 
> > 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. 
> > 
> > However, humming is actually a voting tool which allows a
> > more versatile show of opinions than a show of hands. Those
> > who are very sure of their opinions, can hum louder. Those
> > who are not so sure, can hum less loudly. The hums will
> > then automatically be totalled in such a way that the loud
> > hums are given higher weight than the less loud hums. This
> > is important in an organisation like IETF, because the
> > people who come to a working group meeting have very
> > variable expertise on the topic of the group. 
> > 
> > Of course, there is no way of stopping someone who does not
> > understand the issues, but who still hums loudly. So
> > humming also has some drawbacks.
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> (Stockholm University and KTH)
> > for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme
> > 
> 
>