by Darius Kazemi, April 9 2019
Atlantic City again
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.
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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