Re: [LEAPSECS] Viruses, ITU, and PTTI

From: Demetrios Matsakis <matsakis.demetrios_at_USNO.NAVY.MIL>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 10:29:33 -0500

> I presume Dr. Beard and the study group will also have access to the
> previous messages to this list?

They will have access to as many as we can reconstruct. Providing this kind
of input to the various committees was one of my motivations for starting
the listserv.

>> I would say the audience was quite partisan in favor of a change,

> Exactly what change was proposed?
> And how large was the audience? What interests do they serve? Is there
> a quantification of "quite partisan" beyond "I would say"?

The PTTI had about 160 paid attendees, who were interested in all aspects of
precise timekeeping. This was the "atomic clock crowd", with very few "real
astronomers". No votes were taken, so there is no way to quantify the
audience's opinions. I can't recall (offhand)a single speaker from the
audience who spoke in favor of "no change". However, the transcripts may
include one or two. At such meetings, it is usually the same people who
speak on almost any topic, and there is always a "silent majority".
Received on Mon Dec 11 2000 - 07:37:37 PST

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