I’ve heard from some of you who thought the Town Meeting was OK, but were hoping for more new information. (If you missed it, you can watch a recap here.) I also heard from a few who were disappointed that there wasn’t more time left for questions and dialogue. I help support the Town Meetings and can tell you Dr. Stobo likes to leave 20-30 minutes for Q&A; for me it’s one of the best parts of these meetings. Running long on the presentations was not part of the plan. We do have some unanswered questions that were submitted on index cards and via the web. We’ve been asked to get those answered and posted online. So, don’t fret if you submitted something and we ran out of time.
I’m also aware of the access issue with the live webcast. The broadcast license we currently have allows us only so much capacity; once we hit it, users get the web equivalent of a “busy” signal. In the past, we’ve had capacity to spare. The last few meetings we’ve maxed out. We’re working now to get the license increased and are hoping we can get it done by the August Town Meeting. If you try to watch a live broadcast and can’t, we usually have the web rebroadcast posted the same afternoon. While it’s not live, the rebroadcast does allow you to pause, skip around, go back. Just remember you need the free Real Player. (If you don’t have it, you can get it here.) It takes about five minutes to download and install. If you work in an area where your PC is locked down, get your desktop support person to help you.