[tei-council] Seasons greetings
cwittern at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 00:37:28 EST 2007
Dear Council members,
As usual in this part of the world, the year draws to an end with a great
household cleaning in preparation for the weeklong New Year holiday season.
Most people cleaned their offices and working spaces, shops or whatever
yesterday (something I still have to do after I sorted out some other stuff)
and continue with their houses today, amidst other preparations including a
special kind of food that will be eaten during these days.
The end of this year brings to a close a year that has been especially busy
for the Council. In order to contradict those saying that P5 should be on
the list of eternal vaporware, we decided to finally ship a version 1.0 and
did jump into the final dash that was needed to make this possible and did
indeed make somehow get something into shape by release date. Amazing.
While there have been some bugs surfaced since the release, I still think it
was the right and necessary thing to do and would like to take this
opportunity to once again thank all of you for helping to make this
possible. There will be a change of guard at the Council now, and as always
happens in such circumstances, there might be some skeletons uncovered from
the closets; but I think it is necessary for the TEI to recalibrate its
activities and the changes at the Council do provide a timely opportunity
for this. As always, I would like to specifically thank the outgoing
Council members David Birnbaum, Matthew Driscoll, Dot Porter, Laurent Romary
and Conal Tuohy for taking time from an otherwise busy schedule to
contribute to make the discussions on the Council rewarding and stimulating
while adding to the intellectual treasure house we are building together. I
am sure you will still find time to support the TEI through your work,
contributions at TEI-L, members meetings and other venues.
While my term will also officially end two days from now, I will linger for
a few more weeks until a new chair is ready to take over.
So without much further ado, I wish all of you a pleasant start into the new
Year of the Mouse (or whatever it might be where you live) and pleasure and
success by whatever you are trying to do.
All the best,
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN
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