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Re: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting

Esther and all,

  Well Esther, lets just say that is doesn't seem to politically correct,
not that I care about that sort of thing, to hold a meeting of this sort
in a country that is being run by a non-benevolent dictator.  Or you
could say that it just looks bad.  As for APRICOT, I suppose that
they are having their meeting in Singapore is their own affair.

  Personally I like Singapore allot, but it is on the Dept. of Transportation's
"Dangerous List For american Travelers".

Esther Dyson wrote:

> Asia was on our list of regions, along with Africa and Latin America.
> Because APRICOT was happening around the time we wanted to have a board
> meeting, it seemed/seems to make a lot of sense.
> Esther
> At 05:59 PM 19/02/99 -0000, Dr Nii Quaynor wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Again, my original question - what was the decision criteria for having a
> >meeting in Singapore? Why not Toronto or LA or Mexico City or the Caribbean?
> >Why Singapore - that is my question?  Like I said, I appreciate the real
> >video connection, but why Singapore?
> >>
> >
> >
> >Why *not* Timbuctou, Cairo, Johannesburg, Bamako, Kampala, Accra, Nairobi,
> >Luanda, Cotonou, Manzini ............ I wish I could toss a biased coin ;-)
> >Its good for Asia this time around and lets hope for Jamaica in future.
> >
> >Nii
> >
> >
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