Re: 24th Unicode Conference - Atlanta, GA - September 3-5, 2003

Date: Thu Jul 10 2003 - 12:57:25 EDT

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    "Tim Greenwood" <> wrote on 07/10/2003 10:44:57 AM:

    > The point is not that any potential attendee would actually travel
    > to the wrong place. It is that advertising the 24th conference as
    > Atlanta, GA but the 23rd as Prague, Czech Republic is part of a
    > cultural arrogance in the USA.

    Sure, it's better not to assume "USA" is understood, but the criticism was
    being taken too far. The original criticism was certainly valid, but
    taking it to the extent of suggesting that people will do a lot of
    research on villages and suburbs in Gabon is, IMO, absurd. If you do a
    google search on "atlanta, ga", you'd have to wade through pages and pages
    of results related to the US city in the state of Georgia before you'd
    come close to anything else, and if somebody hasn't figured out by that
    point that the conference is probably in Atlanta, Georgia, USA rather than
    a village in a country not particularly known for involvement in this
    industry, then they're probably not intelligent enough to be involved in
    this industry anyway.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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