[802SEC] Error in What's New @ IEEE in Communications, December 2001
Karen and Angela,
You must improve the controls which govern the release of news items from
the What's News editors. The What's New @ IEEE in Communications Dec 2001
has picked up on the same erroneous news announcement that Jim received last
week. See below:
"5. NEW WIRELESS NETWORK STANDARD APPROVED
The IEEE's approval of the 802.11g standard is a definite boost for wireless
networking and a step toward higher wireless Internet speeds.
802.11 Working Group: grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/ "
As you know 802.11g is not even close to being complete--it is still in the
WG draft stage.
We must improve our internal coordination so as not to send out wrong
messages. Please let me know what will be done to minimize these errors.
Evidently the current approach is not working.
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Subject: [802SEC] Re: What's New @ IEEE in Wireless, November 2001
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> Hi Jim,
> First, on behalf of the IEEE, please accept our apologies. This news item
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> What's News. Many editors of the What's News vehicles scan and pick up
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> to j.carlo
> fyi. I guess it is one thing for commercial press to get the fact wrong.
> is another thing for IEEE press to get the facts wrong - there is no
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> Subject: [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:
> >NEW WIRELESS NETWORK STANDARD COMING SOON: The IEEE's tentative approval
> >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?
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> >WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE IN WIRELESS
> >VOLUME 2 NUMBER 11 NOVEMBER 2001
> >An HTML version of this newsletter can be viewed on our
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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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