[Novalug] wireless available at meetings?
plarsen at famlarsen.homelinux.com
Tue Jan 16 16:18:04 EST 2007
I fully agree with Kenneth here. I bring my laptop, but I don't use it
during the presentation. I'm there to listen, and to network
after-wards. Notes taken during the presentation are used later. To me,
it's bordering to rudeness not paying attention to someone who's giving
us his (or her) time and knowledge.
Now - if the subject turns to an install party, it's definitely a
different subject; and internet access would be required. But I have a
feeling that CSC wouldn't provide facilities for such an event??
Kenneth A. Kauffman wrote:
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> Out of curiosity, why is internet access needed at all? Isn't everyone
> there to interact with other people and see the presentations? Simply
> being online while someone is talking and presenting, that's just
> generally considered poor form (and downright rude). The inability to stay
> off line for a few hours might be a real (social) problem as well.
> For those that will argue that they're "downloading pertinent information
> to the presentation", that's really not too acceptable when half the room
> is filled with laptops. Particularly when you can SEE that people are not
> paying attention and doing "other" things online. It also still means the
> presenter isn't getting the proper attention they deserve. What's wrong
> with taking notes (pen/paper style) and working on it after you leave?
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