[AG-TECH] Re: AG Retreat 2003

John Hodrien johnh at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 09:22:55 CST 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Barbara A. Kucera wrote:

> Get real, Michael.  It is unfortunate that Many won't be able to attend the 
> Ag-tech Retreat, but Argonne is a national laboratory with very high 
> security constraints.

It's a conference about something very unimportant security wise.  Maybe it's
not such a good decision to host it at Argonne's facilities.  Why choose a
place with such high security constraints to host an inclusive event?

> We are a nation at war, whether we agree with it or not.

That's not a good excuse.  We're at war, no hot coffee.  This has nothing to
do with war, and the Ag-tech Retreat is not a confidential/secure event.  I
think this *is* a problem that [in hindsight] could have been avoided, no?

> Let's spend out energies trying to find solutions rather than compounding 
> the problems.

But note the issue for future reference.


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                                                     -- Alfred Adler

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