Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?

Jason Martin Levitt jason at cs.utexas.edu
Mon Jun 24 15:52:45 AEST 1991

In article <1991Jun23.181459.13052 at watdragon.waterloo.edu>, tbray at watsol.waterloo.edu (Tim Bray) writes:
> As a simple heuristic for optimizing the quality of the conference
> facility, I suggest the following:
>  Rule out any venue whose name contains the suffix "-land".

    That rules out San Antonio which is in Bubbaland. 

> bzs at world.std.com (Barry Shein) writes:
> 2. Summer '92 -  San Antonio Marriott, on the river walk (maybe someone
>        else can fill in details on where that is exactly.)

    The river walk is in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The 
polluted "river" [more like a stream really] is the Olmos or San 
Antonio river [can't recall which] that runs through downtown San Antonio. 
Some large hotels along with numerous restaurants and bars are lined up 
along a fairly long stretch [0.3 miles?] of the river which has 
concrete walls and sidewalks along it. At night, it's pleasant to walk 
along the river and check out the venues.

   Jason Martin Levitt                          email: jason at cs.utexas.edu
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