RE: toward an issues list/agenda for the HTML WG

I agree with Daniel on this for somewhat different reasons. At my age, I find the pace of IRC's dizzying. Wednesday was the first time in my life I ever tried it professionally, and my impromptu installation of freeware as well as experimenting with Opera's IRC protocol was unsuccessful. There are some alternative approaches to IRC that might be a bit more friendly to us older folks. The Image and Meaning group is experimenting with some stuff at the moment.


From: on behalf of Daniel Glazman
Sent: Thu 3/22/2007 10:05 PM
To: Dan Connolly
Subject: Re: toward an issues list/agenda for the HTML WG

On 22/03/2007 22:22, Dan Connolly wrote:

> In this group, the participants don't sign up for weekly
> teleconferences when we join the group, but as chair, I still
> need some sort of regular sync point, so I'm likely
> to do the IRC-office-hours thing periodically... maybe
> every week, maybe every other week. I do intend to call
> teleconferences some weeks. I might try that next week.

I would like to be very clear that IRC cannot fully replace
conf calls : during a one hour mandatory conf call as it happens
in other WG, people present who don't object to decisions agree
with them. Here, because of time shift, your IRC office hours
have only little overlap with mine for instance, and I cannot
consider I agree with something I just did not have the opportunity
to discuss, only because your days are my nights...
See the problem, I suppose ? IRC is easy to use, helpful, but that's
only a tool for brainstorm if you don't use it as a 1 hour conf tool
and I respectfully suggest we keep it far below the radar compared to
the mailing-list.


Received on Friday, 23 March 2007 04:33:08 UTC