On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, John C Klensin wrote:
* Machines in the "netbook" category have gotten very cheap (cheaper
than IETF registration fees, for example). While I would not expect
your company to change policy, obtaining a few of those machines and
imaging them to contain nothing in local storage of corporate
interest would seem economic - you are presumably not the only
person who travels to the US.
I second this idea.
Given the duties on some of these systems in the EU, you might
consider buying from a US vendor, having the machine shipped to the
IETF hotel, and installing your choice of OS when you arrive. And
then you entirely avoid taking the system through US customs in the
Also consider used laptops: I just picked up a used Dell Latitude for
about the same price as a netbook (and half the price of IETF
registration), and I'm delighted.
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