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[802SEC] Re: What's New @ IEEE in Wireless, November 2001

During a meeting in Austin, we discussed the fact that people in the 
IEEE staff but outside the IEEE-SA often misunderstand critical 
issues regarding IEEE standards.

Here is an example of something I received yesterday in the "WHAT'S 
NEW @ IEEE IN WIRELESS" newsletter:

>the new 802.11g standard is a boost for wireless networking and a step
>toward higher wireless Internet speeds. 

I don't think that 802.11 is representing 802.11g as a "tentatively 
approved standard". It's hard to control the press, but it's 
definitely more difficult to get the point across accurately when 
people at IEEE echo it indiscriminately.

How about a discussion at the Standards Board about an IEEE policy 
that IEEE news publications should confirm stories about IEEE 
standards prior to publication?


At 2:28 PM -0500 01/11/28, wrote:
>VOLUME 2          NUMBER 11          NOVEMBER 2001
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>1. Can Wireless Short Messaging Make it Big in the U.S.?
>2. Wireless Local Area and Home Networks Featured in IEEE Communications
>3. FCC to Ease Airwave Restrictions
>4. Nuclear Power: An IEEE Spectrum Special Report
>5. Wireless Networking Conference Comes to Orlando
>6. Citation Study: IEEE Publishes Nine of Top 10 Engineering Journals
>7. IEEE Standard 802.11b Wins Killer App Award
>8. IEEE Assists Members in Job Search
>9. Remote Meetings: Being There Without Going Anywhere
>10. Noted Networking Author Releases New Wireless Resource
>11. IEEE Election Results: Michael J. Adler 2002 President-Elect
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