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- Subject: RE: VIrtual conference (was Re: Lua Workshop 2008 Announcements)
- From: "Grellier, Thierry" <t-grellier@...>
- Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 13:43:17 +0100
Well, not sure that a pure virtual meeting can meet the expectations of
a workshop: the main interest should normally be the side discussion and
really meet the persons. Live video may be good, but is it much better
than watching recorded session or reading proceedings?
Virtual meeting also suffers from time region a lot. Sometimes we have
to make video conf. in my company with East US, Europe and India:
finding an acceptable time for all the participants is a pain and limit
the duration and the quality of attention.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Matt Campbell
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:41 PM
To: Lua list
Subject: VIrtual conference (was Re: Lua Workshop 2008 Announcements)
I like the idea of a virtual conference; it would eliminate the expense
and, for some, the difficulty of travel. However, is video really worth
the bandwidth it consumes? I think audio plus slides (ideally delivered
as HTML) would be quite enough, except perhaps for a few presentations
which involve a live demo. Eliminating video would probably make it
possible to host more participants. Eliminating video would also reduce
hardware and software requirements; we wouldn't all have to be running
Leopard and iChat AV. I think it would be quite enough to hear the
participants' voices, but then my perspective is probably different than
most, since I'm legally blind.
Anyway, I'd love to try it, so long as I don't have to get a Mac.