Re: conflict between alternate EO telecon and regular GL telecon

would moving to a mid-day meeting, like 2:00pm boston time, help anyone?

On Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Judy Brewer <> wrote:
>Any comments on Gregory's comment here?
>A few thoughts: This proposed alternate EOWG meeting time is by no means
>mandatory -- it is an auxiliary meeting slot, so if individuals also active
>in the WCAG WG choose that meeting over the EOWG meeting, that is fine;
>what seems problematic is that the 4:00 p.m. US Eastern is now too early to
>be a useful time for anyone who might be interested in this group from
>Japan or Australia/Eastern Time. And I've got a conflict if we move it
>later on Thursday.
>Comments welcome.
>At 06:30 PM 4/5/00 -0400, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>>aloha, judy!
>>on the list of upcoming meetings contained on the EO home page
>>there is a meeting scheduled for 4pm on Thursday, April 13, which conflicts 
>>with the regularly scheduled Web Contents Guidelines (GL) working group's 
>>teleconference (Thursdays at 4pm, Boston time -- check
>><> for further details)
>>this, i fear, will prove problematic, as the alternate Thursday telecons 
>>for the EO WG were expressly set up for the benefit of those who can't 
>>participate in the regularly scheduled EO meetings due to the hour -- 
>>8:30am Boston time -- at which they are held...  in particular, it was 
>>deemed an appropriate time to facillitate participation in the EO WG for 
>>individuals living on slash in the Pacific Rim...
>>the problem with the conflict, therefore, is that the GL working group is 
>>what one might call deeply Aussie-fied -- as it is co-chaired by an 
>>Australian, and has several other key Australian members (namely Charles 
>>and Tim) who participate regularly in the GL call...
>>one last point -- given that the U.S. and Europe have turned their clocks 
>>forward, whilst others have turned theirs back, 4pm boston time is now 
>>awfully early for people living in the pacific rim -- according to my 
>>calculations, it translates into 8am in New Zealand (Auckland time), 6am in 
>>Australia (Melbourne time), and 5am in Japan (Tokyo time), which defeats 
>>the purpose of having an alternate meeting time...  would it, therefore, be 
>>possible to reschedule the alternate EO meeting at a later time -- perhaps 
>>8pm Boston time?
>>is this as big a problem as i anticipate it might prove to be?  i know that 
>>i would prefer to participate in a Thursday meeting myself, as i have a 
>>recurring conflict with the Friday meeting time...  if. however, i have to 
>>choose between GL and EO, i will opt for the former...  i'd rather not be 
>>faced with an either-or choice, but if -- for logistical reasons -- the 
>>alternate call is locked into a 4pm Boston time slot, then i will only be 
>>able to participate in EO via the list...
>>He that lives on Hope, dies farting
>>      -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
>>Gregory J. Rosmaita <>
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>>         <>
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