[ALAC] Remote Participation

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 16:56:05 UTC 2014

I was on Adobe 'remotely participating' in the ALT Meeting Encino Room of
Friday, 10 October 8-10 PDT. I am following the recommendation of the

Keep this in mind as you read them. Someone died and made one fella very
smart. He is allaeged to have opined "All communications absent context is

All this aside, I made the following comments then. I take responsibility
for the political incorrectness some may settle on:
Carlton Samuels: Breakfast on demand!  Been treated royally by G & Company

Carlton Samuels: * Comment for the meeting - Yes to Policy Webinars by
ISSUE and the support materials breadcrumbed for people. The current
engagement formula presumes Full Time END USER Volunteer effort.  Good for
ICANN visuals and our usual metrics.  Not sustainable over time. Unless we
assume constant recruitment...which is now left almost exclusively to
volunteers. ****
Carlton Samuels: ** Comment - +1 to Evan!  ISSUE management is key.  And
that REQUIRES Staff support.  Current At-LARGE sTAFF Configuration is NOT
fit to this purpose ***
Presentation: Hi Carlton. Would you like me to read the comment from you?
Carlton Samuels: @Presentation: Yes Please. When I begin with Comment
please assume I want it 'voiced'!
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Carlton Samuels: **Comment in response to David - Our current staff is
configured as event managers and already overworked. There are already
competent and certainly [IMHO] capable staff to do the real policy work
Evan is speaking about and I am supporting. But now they are configured to
be gofers. *****
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Carlton Samuels: *** Comment in support of Evan's TIMELINE matter - This
approach can only be done if  the ALAC/At-Large adopt the GAC_ICANN
engagement model.  This means abandoning current approach ****
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Carlton Samuels: **** Comment followup to David....  Look at Heidi's and
Ariel's credentials and tell me why they are not been differently abled to
support the ALAC/At-Large where they are already embedded! ****
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Carlton Samuels: **** Comment - my final one  - David misconstrued what I
was saying and now he's gone with a notional view in his good head. This
exercise is prima facie that 'remote participation' in these fora is
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Carlton Samuels: Happy Happy Birthday, Dear Siranush!!
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Carlton Samuels: *** Comment - I would like my comments read into the
record please ***
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Presentation: Hello Carlton! I have checked with Alan and he suggested you
send your comment via an email to the ALT, as the comments fall into the
conversation in the previous agenda item
Carlton Samuels: Rinalia is tell y'all in a backhanded way to focus on 'hot
topics'!  You are at liberty to define and determine what is a 'hot topic'.

Carlton A Samuels
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