Dear Menghastab, Daaim,
I think at least part of the reason for the low level of activity
here is the long string of "Internet and Development" type meetings
and conferences which have been going on, most notably the Global
Knowledge '97 show, which should just be finishing up in Toronto. In
addition, I have noticed an increase in related lists, and perhaps
some people have moved off of this one.
For myself, I can only plead overwork and too much travel. So far
this year I have been to Santiago once, Morocco, Ghana, and twice to
Ethiopia. In addition, the "information revolution" is turning my
place of employ upside down and those of us "in the know" are much in
I hope the discussion improves. Perhaps those of our colleagues that
were off drinking beer in Toronto can tell us what happened.
Systems Analyst, FAO