William B. Norton wbn at umich.edu
Fri Apr 12 12:38:52 UTC 1996

Hi all -

Thanks for your feedback regarding CSPAN at the next NANOG.  Based on the
concerns that some of you raised I've decided *not* to send out the media
advisory to CSPAN and the press.  Issues leading to that decision included
1) attendees holding their tongues for fear of being misquoted, 
        "Joe X from NetQ said '....' might be stated more succinctly as
        "NetQ representatives said '.....' or "NetQ said '....'
2) the press misunderstanding and then overemphasizing some issues

There was also a fear that marketing folks might be attracted to the bright
lights and degrade the technical quality of the meeting.  Reasonable concerns.

Cheers -

William Norton			<wbn at merit.edu>			(313) 936-2656

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