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Re: Accomodation in London (was: Re: [spox] Re: Deadline tomorrow)

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Peer hospitality is a great option. Personally, I favor staying with an
interesting host rather than in an anonymous hotel.


On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 6:43 AM, Stefan Merten <smerten> wrote:

Dear Tatiana and all!

Yesterday Tatiana Bazzichelli wrote:
but it could be good to have a cheap solution for sleeping - do you know
a place close to the conf venue to stay?

We are caring about this topic at the moment. One way we are exploring
whether it is possible to employ peer hospitality for this - which is
probably easier in London than in Manchester. Also flights to London
seem to be cheaper than to Manchester - probably because of good old
capitalist competition ;-) .

Probably some of you will have also acquaintances in London where you
can stay lowering the costs further. But *if* we move to London then
I'll ask you about this in a separate post.

Where is exactly the conference located? This could help also for
thinking about the travel there an airport of station close
to it?

A major airport close to the location is indeed one of the
preconditions when looking for conference locations. In Manchester it
will be in the University. In London I did not figure out where the
location is exactly.



Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and
security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and
starvation for the others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as
we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there
is no reason to go on being foolish for ever.

--Bertrand Russell, In Praise of Idleness, 1935

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a
hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build
a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate,
act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a
computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.

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