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Re: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting
- To: Michael Gendron <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting
- From: jeff Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 19:52:59 +0000
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Michael and all,
Well you got one of of three of my major points right anyway.
The tow single biggest problems with having any conference of
this type in Singapore at this time are (in what I view as order
1.) It is not a safe place for Americans in particular to travel at this time.
2.) It is a poor political choice given the current non-benevolent dictatorship
Michael Gendron wrote:
> 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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jeff Williams [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 19, 1999 9:45 AM
> To: Esther Dyson
> Cc: Dr Nii Quaynor; Michael Gendron; 'Bob Allisat'; email@example.com; Ben Edelman; firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
> > 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
> > >
> > >
> > Esther Dyson Always make new mistakes!
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Jeffrey A. Williams
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Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
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