On Sat Aug 1 05:40:51 2009, James M. Polk wrote:
With that said, I think a discussion needs to occur on the
devaluation of the importance of what the shirt means - were it to
be distributed to any/many folks that did not attend an IETF.
Hmmm... That depends on what you think the shirt means. You imply it
means participation - and I'll vocally resist any definition of
participation which mandates attendance as a part of participation,
since you're implicitly devaluing my participation to somewhere close
to zero - I'll admit I'm no Crocker, Klensin, or Postel, but I
believe my participation is somewhat higher than might be implied by
only having two shirts. (Paris and Prague, if anyone's counting).
Attendence does mean that you've paid the fee, however, and therefore
financially assisted the IETF.
And you might also do that by simply buying the shirt.
Dave Cridland - mailto:dave(_at_)cridland(_dot_)net -
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