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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cc: "'Jacob Palme'" <jpalme@DSV.SU.SE>, email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 2:07 PM > > To: email@example.com > > 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Stockholm University and KTH) > > for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme > > > >