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Monday, April 05, 2004
 
Personal Views From The Aldridge Commission Meeting
RocketForge:
Posted by: mmealling on Mar 28, 2004 - 12:33 PM

As many of you are aware, I blogged the Aldridge Commission hearings in Atlanta last week. This is an review of the meeting given my own re-reading of the logs and some time to reflect on them over the weekend. My gut reaction is one of very cautious optimism.

The thing that strikes me about all of the meetings is how utterly useless some of the presentations are. Some of the presentations are nothing more than infomercials for the organization being presented. Some presentations are apparently picked simply to 'fill in the third seat'. The Commission has a rapidly approaching deadline and frankly only about half of the presentations seem to be cognizant of that fact. Many seem to simply want something but then offer nothing back to the commission that can help it meet its goal. Maybe that is just the nature of these things, but if I were a committee member I'd be extremely ticked off at the waste of time.

Ok, on to some specifics. I'm going to mix up the order here since I'm going to finish up on the various commercial space themes. The first will be various minor observations, the second will be a trimming of my diatribes during the various educations and labor union discussions, and finally a discussion of how I thought the commission viewed the various commercial space presentations.

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