by Darius Kazemi, September 10 2019

In 2019 I'm reading one RFC a day in chronological order starting from the very first one. More on this project here. There is a table of contents for all my RFC posts.

Golden Pavillion

RFC-253 is titled “Second Network Graphics Meeting Details”. It's authored by James A. Moorer of the Stanford AI Laboratory and dated October 19, 1971.

The technical content

This is the meeting formally announced in RFC-246. It gives the usual information about location, lodgings, and a Chinese food banquet at the Golden Pavillion in Los Altos.


This RFC features an incredibly curious turn of phrase:

Attendees will be stored in the Flamingo Motel in Palo Alto at $8.25 a night.

Stored. Okay!

Here's the Golden Pavillion Restaurant and Motor Inn in all its 1960s glory, as found on various antique postcard websites:

A very retro building in mustard yellow without the usual exotic trappings of an American Chinese restaurant, though notably a big circular gate.

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About me

I'm Darius Kazemi. I'm an independent technologist and artist. I do a lot of work on the decentralized web with ActivityPub, including a Node.js reference implementation, an RSS-to-ActivityPub converter, and a fork of Mastodon, called Hometown. You can support my work via my Patreon.