PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

Farrell, Lee Lee.Farrell at
Wed Mar 26 17:58:35 EST 2003

So, as I understand it, the tally of comments seem to favor the following so far:

June 2-6      Vancouver/Seattle/Portland/San Francisco/San Jose
August 4-9    <TBD> -- (e.g., Boulder, CO or Minneapolis, MN or Montreal, Canada)
October 6-10  Some "east coast venue" -- maybe even New York?
December 1-5  Provo, UT


[At least I hope we can agree on the June 2-6 part soon.]


-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 12:51 PM
To: don at
Cc: Gail Songer; Farrell, Lee; pwg at
Subject: RE: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

Well... gee... I'd hope we wouldn't go here but... here we go. 

I'm not passing judgement on people's phobias. I will observe that D.C. (not sure why we're even still talking about it) and NYC are the two places in the U.S. which have been bombed recently. I guess I can see how that might give some folks pause for concern. 

Look... I put a proposal on the table to recover from D.C. I EMPHASIZE that we're NOT completely missing the April meting. I am working with the WG chairs and ISTO as we speak to set up week long phone bridging to facilitate as much of the work as possible. Could it be possible that some people are as concerned about dinging their air miles as much as others are worried about picking up  radioactive socks? 

The counter proposal I'm hearing is to leave everything as it is (NYC included) for the rest of the year and try to schedule a May makeup. Does someone have a valid week in mind? Location? What about travel restrictions... that's only another month... month and 1/2. What happens when NYC roll around with light attendance? 

I actually thought moving Provo from Dec to Oct made a lot of sense.   
Harry Lewis 
IBM Printing Systems 

don at 
03/26/2003 12:41 PM         
        To:        "Farrell, Lee" <Lee.Farrell at> 
        cc:        "Gail Songer" <gsonger at>, Harry Lewis/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS, <pwg at> 
        Subject:        RE: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

I would agree with Lee.

Not only do we need to maintain our rotational approach to meeting
locations (east, middle, west, east, middle, west.....) but if we reduce
the number of meetings to four, I believe we will significantly slow down
the work.  There's no rational reason to avoid Washington DC, NYC, etc.  In
fact, I was in NYC for the start of the war and will be back there in a
little more than a week.


FDR: "The only thing we have to fear is fear it'self - nameless,
unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert
retreat into advance."

Frank Herbert: "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the
little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will
permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will
turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be
nothing. Only I will remain."

Benjamin Franklin: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Thomas Jefferson: "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences
attending to too much liberty than to those attending to too small a degree
of it."

Jewel Kiltcher: "The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature,
but by your approach."

and finally.....

Robert Heinlein: "Anyone who clings to the historically untrue -- and --
thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would
advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of
Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any
other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.
Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their
lives and their freedoms."


Charge on!!

Don Wright                 don at 

Chair,  IEEE SA Standards Board
Member, IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors
f.wright at / f.wright at 

Director, Alliances & Standards
Lexmark International
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Lexington, Ky 40550
859-825-4808 (phone) 603-963-8352 (fax) 

"Farrell, Lee" <Lee.Farrell at> on 03/26/2003 02:19:59

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Subject:    RE: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule


I suppose New York itself is not the critical item in my question about the
October meeting.  [Although the idea of staying away from New York for all
future business seems a bit unrealistic.  Surely by October, things will
have settled down to an acceptable level of insecurity, no?]  I was just
noticing that all future (proposed) locations seem to be on the western
half of the Unitied States (Provo, Vancouver/Portland/Seattle, Las Vegas).
Are we trying to avoid *any* east-coast venues?


-----Original Message-----
From: Gail Songer [mailto:gsonger at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:11 AM
To: Farrell, Lee; Harry Lewis; pwg at
Subject: RE: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

For those of you with travel restrictions, do you have enough history with
them to have an idea of how long they might last?  Will we have to wait out
the war and the orange alert?

I don't know about anyone else, but personally, I'm not too thrilled about
traveling to New York.  (Says the girl who lives near a potential target
for North Korean missiles)

-----Original Message-----
From: Farrell, Lee [mailto:Lee.Farrell at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:55 AM
To: Harry Lewis; pwg at
Subject: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule


What's the fundamental goal here?  To revisit the schedule for all future
meetings in the year, or just up to (but not including) October?

Is there any reason not to try to "squeeze in" four [newly scheduled]
meetings into the remainder of the year?  [For example, June 2-6, August
4-9, October 6-10 (why not still hold this in New York?), and December 1-5
seem reasonable goals for future meetings.  Eight week separation on
average, but still allowing four face-to-face meetings for the rest of the

Given that this organization has already cut down this year's schedule of
meetings to only five, I would think that we should avoid reducing it to
four if we can.

Any thoughts?


Lee Farrell
Canon Development Americas
110 Innovation Drive
Irvine, CA  92612
(949) 856-7163 - voice
(949) 856-7510 - fax
lee.farrell at

-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:29 AM
To: pwg-announce at
Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Rearranging PWG schedule

To recover from cancelation of D.C. I've prepared a scheduling guide.

As you can see, two weeks in June appear to be the best alternatives.
Please identify any conflicts / alignments I have missed. We need to settle
on the next meeting date quickly so people can reschedule their canceled
flights. People flying AA seem to have the shortest amount of time and we
may not be able to reschedule within their 2 day deadline! In this case I
recommend these people reschedule for the Provo meeting in October.


Harry Lewis
Chairman - ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems

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