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August 22, 2006


Roy Williams

Thank you Ian for saying these nice things about the VO. It was good to see you and sample the absinthe.

Seen from the inside, we naturally focus on problems that need fixing. Our simple clear standards get comprehensive and convoluted, and I worry that we are addressing the power users and leaving the regular astronomers behind. Some say we should just do simple things well (eg. accessing a single survey), and others say they can already do that, and we need to concentrate on superduper new federation services that needs authentication and web-storage and batch jobs......

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