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Re: good luck with the travelů'historic' blizzard forecast...

From: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:08:55 -0500
Message-ID: <51155B57.5060204@networkadvertising.org>
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
CC: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>, Heather West <heatherwest@google.com>, "Amy Colando (LCA)" <acolando@microsoft.com>, Thomas Schauf <schauf@bvdw.org>, Berin Szoka <bszoka@techfreedom.org>, Haakon Flage Bratsberg <haakonfb@opera.com>, Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, "singer@apple.com" <singer@apple.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
I'm sure we'll all be using a variety of modes of travel to arrive at 
the meeting on Monday. It seems apropos to point out that if you are 
cross-country skiing, it is customary to yell "track" when overtaking a 
slower skier ahead of you.

On 2/8/13 2:54 PM, Thomas Roessler wrote:
> On 2013-02-08, at 14:25 -0500, Aleecia M. McDonald 
> <aleecia@aleecia.com <mailto:aleecia@aleecia.com>> wrote:
>> If MIT is like CMU, they will only be closed on Monday if the 
>> Governor continues to request it. I doubt the Governor will decide 
>> until Sunday night, at which point it will be too late to react. 
>> Coming up with a backup plan if MIT is closed, including wifi and 
>> phone lines, seems like a prudent prerequisite for proceeding.
>> ~4000 flights canceled and Amtrack shut down [1]. Those still 
>> planning to travel are advised to check flight status prior to 
>> leaving for the airport.
>> [1] 
>> http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com/2013/02/major-blizzard-bears-down-on-northeast-4000-flights-cancelled/ 
> An interesting bit from that article is a prediction of a foot and a 
> half of snow for Boston...
> So: we're set up to have the meeting start late morning on Monday, the 
> forecasts predict 9h of sun for Sunday, and speculation about what 
> else might happen won't help much at this stage.  I suggest that we 
> all take a deep breath, and look forward to productive conversations 
> next week.
>>  I support whatever choice is made.
> Thank you.
Received on Friday, 8 February 2013 20:09:27 UTC

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