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RE: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting
I guess what it comes down to is that there is no real good reason why Singapore was chosen, Jeff makes 2 good points: 1) it looks bad, and 2) what APRICOT does is their own business.
From: jeff Williams [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 1999 9:45 AM
To: Esther Dyson
Cc: Dr Nii Quaynor; Michael Gendron; 'Bob Allisat'; firstname.lastname@example.org; Ben Edelman; email@example.com
Subject: 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.
> 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.
> Esther Dyson Always make new mistakes!
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