On 10/10/2007, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Had a location
in western Europe been selected the costs would have
been much lower for eastern north America, most of europe, and I'm
guessing less costly for Australia.
Well, yes... except for the part where there were no bids from western
Europe this year that didn't drop out before the final judging :) Unless
you're suggesting that the jury should start choosing the location by fiat,
then it's awfully difficult to choose a community bid that doesn't exist.
I return to my proposal to just decree we take Frankfurt in odd years
and Boston in even ones and leave it at that. Everyone's evenly
[okay, for flexibility, we can maybe rotate the European side among
Amsterdam and Paris, and the American one with New York or Toronto,
but it's the same broad idea...]
[ps: I am not entirely joking]
- Andrew Gray