Re: Network World: IMPPlosion

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 00:02:56 PST

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> > And to give them further credit, at another meeting (the interim
> > meeting in
> > SF), Barry Appelman came and told us a few useful things as
> > comments to what
> > others said. I don't remember Microsoft, CMGI, Yahoo, or any
> > other similar
> > company sending a SVP to even one IMPP meeting.
> Yeah, Microsoft used to send me -- and everybody knows how useless I am! ;)
> Seriously, I'd suggest that one sends a SVP to an IETF meeting when one
> wants to make news, and an engineer or protocol designer when one wants to
> make standards. (tho I'd believe you if you said the SVP was there to
> gather information to form strategies)
> lisa

Barry's pretty technical. He's not a braindead manager type. On the other
hand, I'm sure he was interested in knowing what we were doing firsthand.


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