Re: [ga] Melbourne Workshop on the Public Voice in ICANN
"It's really a question of resources and connectivity."
Let's assume unlimited resources and unlimited connectivity.
Now, we have a Board meeting underway with (choose
a number) participants. [Of course, the complexity grows
geometrically with increasing numbers.]
This is doable, and ICANN won't make it unless we solve
this problem. But I would suggest that parliamentary procedure
will trump connectivity as the "real" question.
In the well of the House of Representatives,
you can have hundreds of Congresshumans wishing to be recognized --
and the Speaker gets to choose who gets the dais.
In this little hothouse, we shouldn't even hope that those that
_don't_ get recognized are going to behave with civility.
But here, unlike Congress, it _is_ possible for everyone who has
something to contribute to have it recorded contemporaneously
in a live on-line journal of proceedings. [ Congresshumans only get
to doctor the Congressional record after the fact. ;)]
But the potential cacaphony is a daunting thing.
Still, I agree with Froomkin that we should give it a whirl.
Rob Courtney wrote:
> At 12:59 PM -0500 2/20/01, Joanna Lane wrote:
> >- Will there be remote participation available?
> This is something we're working on. We'd very much like to have some
> form of remote participation, but as we're on our own it's an open
> question. We are looking into remote participation, webcasting, and a
> realtime scribe but don't know yet which, if any, of these we'll be
> able to implement.
> Discussions in this group have been very helpful in emphasizing the
> importance of remote participation, so this is a priority for us.
> It's really a question of resources and connectivity.
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