NWG/RFC #372 Richard W. Watson NIC 11022 (SRI-ARC)
Bob has arranged for the Georgetown Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel; it has 3000 square feet probably about 75x40 (exact dimensions are not known to Bob at this time).
A carpeted false floor is to be installed and there will be a partition for an area to show a movie on resource sharing which will run more or less continuously.
There will not be booths in the normal sense but details
are not yet worked out. Bob expects to have tables
arranged around the room holding 1 or 2 terminals and low 4 ft. partitions to break up the space.
Bob presently expects many terminals to be unmanned,
although manufcturers could have a sales rep.
There will probably be people from net sites at some of
them from time to time to demonstrate their programs.
We discussed the need for lots of experts from the network
around who can answer questions and help people. Bob is in
favor of such a thing but has not had time yet to pull such
a group together and there is some uncertainty if enough
people will volunteer, his initial approach to people
yielded lots of people interested but with other things to do.
UCLA Klinerock will have some network measurement stuff to demonstrate.
Stanford AI has indicated they will have some programs to demone.
Utah Tony Hearn will have his Reduce program to demo, Berry Wessler plans to demo something, Harvey Greenfield has some sort of mdical program.
RAND before recent sakeup indicated iterest, status now not known.
SDC will have some natural language programs and their
data management systems.
MIT Vezza and Kahn are looking into having some hardcopy
device such as Photon attached to a GE TS system. Al has some other things to demo.
Bob has contacted a number of non net sources such as the
NY Times (data base), Eastern Airlines etc., but has no
definite commitments yet.
We at ARC will of course have a number of things to
Bob's present picture is some large 2x3 signs in the lobby
outside the main lecture room directing people to the demo
and then some signs inside explaining what's happening, a
card with some TIP commands,resources, a brochure with
actual scenerios of resource usage, the movie and some
people as the main on the floor sources of help.
We talked about the need to coordinate all this with NIC
documentation and our desire to help design all this. Bob and I are tentatively planning to get together the weekend of July 7 here to plan this. We need to have
thoughtcthrough ahead of time what we think should be done.
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