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Re: [alac] In Defense Of Face To Face

  • To: "Pierre Dandjinou" <dandjinou.pierre@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] In Defense Of Face To Face
  • From: Esther Dyson <edyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 16:45:51 -0400

I hope so! I was really sorry to miss the meeting in Rio, for example...


At 04:41 PM 4/9/2003, Pierre Dandjinou wrote:
I was wondering whether anyone read this; so Esther, are we going to have
more and more face to face meetings??


[4] In Defense Of Face To Face ======================================================================= How can an individual be effective? It's definitely not through online discussions, which has been suggested as a possible way to get the public more involved in ICANN, as well as in other issues. As useful as those discussions can be for the participants, they rarely seem to lead to consensus for anything beyond very small, cohesive groups. I have never seen anyone in an online discussion say: "Oh, your trenchant comment has changed my mind."...

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