Re: [802SEC] 802.11 Press release- incorporating comments received thus far
approve as modified.
At 09:06 AM 9/3/2010 -0700, Bruce Kraemer wrote:
Pat, Geoff, Tony, Apurva, Mat
Thanks for all the review and the great wording suggestions. Renee and I
were able to roll in all but one of them without conflict.
(I wonder why my response to you looks remarkably similar to a technical
ballot comment resolution?)
Press release r2 is attached in response to comments received.
I hope this addresses any objections of those who have delayed their vote
until seeing these resolutions.
Tony, Pat, Geoff & Mat suggested rewording the 2nd paragraph.
Pat & Geoff suggested using "a primary" as a qualifier. "Wired Ethernet is
quite wide spread too - especially since you have included "the office"."
I think modifying the claim to "a primary" takes some of the teeth out of
it. How do you feel about making it "..become the primary means to
BTW, the original statement was motivated by Vint Cerf as captured in the
IEEE One Voice video
<http://www.ieee.org/portal/ieeetv/viewer.html?progId=107881> . Vint's
statement: "Anyone who ever uses a wireless WiFi system to get access to
the Internet is making use of an IEEE standard or if you're using an
Ethernet cable. Anyone who uses the Internet is making use of an IEEE
Agree. Changed the core paragraph to:
"802.11 standards have evolved to become a primary means to access the
Internet in the office, at home, airports, hotels, restaurants, trains and
even aircraft. Today's laptops, PDAs and mobile phones are typically
equipped with an 802.11 radio. 802.11 standards have enabled a whole
range of new applications and economy for wireless communication. The
standards serve as the underpinning for ubiquitous reach of wireless
communications networks for entire industries."
Apurva's request to add to the "About 802". Agree. Changed in r2.
Apurva's request to add to the "About 802" section of the press release is
correct. I guess this indicates how often people actually read the boiler
plate. Change was also approved by Karen McCabe.
Pat's suggestion on 3rd paragraph quote grammar. Agree. Removed "have
Pat's suggestion on changing 4th paragraph "requirement" to
"requirements". Agree. Changed.
Pat's input on the 1st paragraph math. Disagree numbers and math were
carefully chosen, leave as is.
Pat's input on the 1st paragraph - Pat's math stating "600 Mb/s is a 300
times increase over the original 2 Mb/s data rate, not 600 times,"
however, we didn't use 2 Mb/s as the original data rate in the release.
Vic, Stuart and I were very careful to establish the reference point as
1MBps and used the term ">1MBPS goal" in order to make all subsequent
calculations easy to understand/compute. We discussed for some time that
this press release is not intended to catch the attention (or ire) of the
engineers that write the standards but rather the press and general
public. The more you know about the technology the harder it is to write
text to please the engineering psyche. This release was intended for a
lees knowledgeable audience.
I'd suggest we retain the calculations as is. I would also note that we
made a few other compromises regarding numbers; the TGac project currently
has MCS running up to 7.7Gbps I rounded it off to >5 for the same reasons
of simplicity in writing for public consumption.
Pat's suggestion to further format time line. Agree. Reformatted
We had not intended this to be a detailed recital of events and there were
dozens we considered and then dropped for fear of making the text too
long. Some of the "events" are more "trends" that took long period s of
time and were supposed to be indicated as spanning a decade.
Geoff made several additional suggestions:
Agree. Changed the paragraph.
The start of the 3rd paragraph, was changed to read: "The standards
produced by the IEEE 802.11 working group have provided untethered, low
cost, high rate data communications..."
Agree. Deleted the bullet item:
"During the first decade of this century, further aspects of evolution
commenced including management and the ability to generate report
information from the air interface."
...should either be dropped completely (aspects too obscure for the
general public) or completely reworked to remove the gobbeldy-speak in
favor of plain English. I am of the opinion that it is too obtuse to make
it through translation into the foreign press and too clumsy to survive
the cross-out pen of a good editor.
"802.11ac task group will essentially extend 802.11n capabilities in the 5
To: "802.11ac task group will extend 802.11n - like capabilities into
the 5 GHz spectrum"
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