I'm pretty sure the swine flu had something to do with it too.

2009/5/6 phoebe ayers <brassratgirl@gmail.com>
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Brion Vibber <brion@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Well, my understanding is that a decision has been made but they're
>> still working on the public announcement...
>> -- brion
> Sounds like they decided to move it to Antarctica and are now trying
> to figure out how to sell that to the community :-)

Michael! you are such a good guesser! But Brion is right, we have to
balance it between Antarctica and the North pole. Otherwise we will
not get proper geographic diversity.

Re: the jury - per the bidders request, we notified the bid committees
before making a public announcement. Look for a note later/tomorrow.
Please don't lynch me/the selection committee/Cary in the meantime :)

-- Phoebe

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