RE: This month's 754 agenda...-- Directions to HP Labs, Palo Alto
Directions to Hewlett-Packard Labs, Building 3
From I-280: Exit at Page Mill Road (Palo Alto), and go east (away from the
mountains). At the traffic light at Peter Coutts, turn right into the HP
campus. Continue through an automatic gate (which will be in the open position
until 8 PM) and take the second left turn (the first legal left) to the guest
parking lot for Building 3.
From Hwy 101: Take the Oregon Expressway exit, and go west (away from the Bay
and towards the mountains). Oregon Expressway will become Page Mill Road just
before El Camino Real. At the light at Peter Coutts, make a left turn into the
HP campus. Continue through an automatic gate (which will be in the open
position until 8 PM) and take the second left turn (the first legal left) to
the guest parking lot for Building 3.
From Central Expressway: Take the Page Mill Road exit. After crossing El Camino
Real, continue on Page Mill Rd. to the traffic light at Peter Coutts. Make a
left turn onto the HP campus. Continue through an automatic gate (which will be
in the open position until 8 PM) and take the second left turn (the first legal
left) into the guest parking lot for Building 3.
Phone numbers at HP Labs, Bldg 3:
Lobby Desk - HP Bldg 3 650-857-1501 (only until 5:30 PM)
Peter Markstein (HP) 650-857-6662
Peter Markstein (cell) 650-269-1636 (use this number after
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 3:23 AM
Subject: This month's 754 agenda...
The July meeting of the 754 committee will be held at Hewlett
Packard in Palo Alto on Wednesday 7/13 (for draft review) &
Thursday 7/14 (for proposals) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Peter
Markstein will be our host & I'm sure he will post directions
& phone information in the coming days.
Our draft reviews have been going so well lately that I'd like
to move some of the discussion of proposals to Wednesday. But
I fear that might be a problem for those who only show up on
Therefore, if there are proposals you want to comment on & you
only plan on being there on Thursday, let me know & we'll
refrain from discussing them on Wednesday. Or, after I've had
a chance to summarize our Wednesday discussion at the beginning
of the Thursday meeting, if there is anything you'd like to go
over again, we will do that.
Please remember to read (& vote on) the proposals before the
meeting. They can be found at http://754r.ucbtest.org/drafts/.
The reason I'd like to move some discussion to Wednesday is
that I believe we will have another busy day on Thursday.
Peter Tang & his colleagues will be making a proposal for a
different decimal format. Mike Cowlishaw will wish to rebut
that proposal. And I will offer a compromise.
So, here is my sketch for an agenda (our times may vary):
1:00 - 3:00 Draft Review
3:00 - 3:10 break
3:10 - 5:00 Discussion of pending proposals
1:00 - 1:15 Summary of Wednesday's discussion
1:15 - 2:50 Discussion of remaining proposals
2:50 - 3:00 break
3:00 - 4:00 Peter's decimal format proposal
4:00 - 4:45 Mike's rebuttal
4:45 - 5:00 My compromise proposal
Needless to say, we will operate under Guest Rule so we can
get through the decimal proposals.
Please try to come early so we can start on time.
See you then,