I was supposed to be at a small roundtable discussion with the General Counsel of the Department of Commerce this morning, called to discuss the DoC’s “Green Paper” Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.
But it seems they had a little snow in DC last night, and around 11pm last night I got a message that General Counsel Cameron Kerry’s flight got scrubbed, so the meeting had to be canceled. It’s fairly rare for US Government traveling road shows on issues relating to Internet policies to come south of Atlanta (if that), so I was looking forward to this and even rescheduled a class so I could attend, which is a significant burden on my students. There’s a remote chance the meeting may be rescheduled, but I’m not optimistic.
Meanwhile, I get to go to New York next week and at least freeze. But the forecast currently is only for light snow.
you grew up here in dc. you know how bad it can get. starting at four yesterday afternoon, dc suffered a snowbound gridlock that hasn’t happened since the blizzard of 96. I stayed home yesterday, because I feared that the weather guessers were correct. also, 400,000 people were without power at one point.