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Re: Visitors Guide to Vancouver

From: David Hull <dmh@tibco.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 01:08:50 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: public-ws-addressing@w3.org
Message-id: <43C1FDF2.5010809@tibco.com>
Dave,

Thanks for the writeup, and particularly the native's perspective.  A
few questions come to mind:

    * Do people speak mainly Canadian there, or will they understand
      English?
    * I notice that public parks are measured in hectares and speed
      limits in km/h, but seawalls are measured in miles.  Are there any
      other interesting non-metric measurements in use?
    * Will my CDs still play in Canada, or will they have to be
      converted to metric?
    * Do Canadians consider themselves American, and if not, what
      continent do they claim to live on?

Seriously though, I still remember an incident from fifteen years or so
ago at a service counter somewhere in the bowels of YYZ.  I was coming
back from the Netherlands and had plenty of time to make my connection. 
The gentleman ahead of me, also from the US, was not so fortunate. 
Growing ever more irate, he told the clerk that he had been at the gate
N minutes before departure (I forget what value of N).  The clerk
informed him that he had need to be there N+k minutes before departure. 
"No," the gentleman said, "the FAA regulations say N minutes."   "Sir,"
the clerk said, "it's N+k minutes," and then, with a perfectly timed
pause and icy politeness, "You're in a different country, sir."

David Orchard wrote:

>I've written up a Visitor's Guide to Vancouver at
>http://www.pacificspirit.com/VancouverGuide.html.  
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>Hopefully this will provide some useful information for visitors.  Let
>me know if you have any comments, criticisms, suggestions.  Bear in mind
>I've been somewhat time constrained of late :-)
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>Huge, Mark, can we get this linked to from the w3c wsa registration
>pages?
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>Cheers,
>
>Dave
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