by Darius Kazemi, April 9 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.

Atlantic City again

RFC-99 is titled “Network Meeting”. It's authored by Peggy M. Karp of MITRE. In November 1970 she was appointed the position of RFC editor.

The technical content

As in the previous year, the Network Working Group will meet at the Spring Joint Computer Conference in Atlantic City. Their meeting will be at the historic (and near bankruptcy by 1971) Dennis Hotel. MITRE, via Karp's secretary, is handling the hotel reservations to ensure everyone stays at the same hotel.

The meeting will span the evening of Sunday May 16th through Thursday May 20th. This is about twice as long as their last Network Meeting.

Further reading

By the way! Americans might know Atlantic City as a place for casino gambling (it was at one point essentially the Las Vegas of the east coast). But casino gambling was not legal there until 1976, well after the timeline of these Joint Computer Conferences. In 1971, Atlantic City was primarily known as a resort destination on the beach with huge hotels and the ability to host large business conventions.

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I'm Darius Kazemi. I'm a Mozilla Fellow and I do a lot of work on the decentralized web with both ActivityPub and the Dat Project.