It was a joke. I was being sarcastic that if train service was sufficient for
Maastricht, then bus service should suffice as well. (and yes I've been to
Ithaca/Cornell but I drove there)
From: John R. Levine [mailto:johnl(_at_)iecc(_dot_)com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:41 PM
To: Hadriel Kaplan
Subject: RE: Varying meeting venue -- why?
If someone offered to sponsor a meeting there, I bet the IETF would
consider it. First, it actually has an airport, and second
alternative public transportation: bus service from Syracuse,
Rochester, Buffalo, etc. That should fit right in with Maastricht.
I get the strong impression you've never been to Ithaca. If
you can't get a spot on one of the small planes that flies to
the Ithaca airport you will find that it is so slow and
painful to get here from the airpots in Syracuse, Rochester,
Binghamton, Elmira, or Buffalo that it's easier to fly into
NYC and take the five hour bus trip from there. One time I
rented a car in Ithaca and dropped it off in Rochester two
hours later, paying a drop fee, because that was far easier
and cheaper than any alternative.
It's a swell place to live, but it'd be miserable for a large
It's not Maastricht, even after Maastricht gets rid of the
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