"Every year, there are numerous technical conferences held in
Australia where attendees have to make do without internet access.
That doesn't happen when the topic is Linux and the meeting is
Australia's national Linux conference.
"Steve Walsh, who will be in charge of the networking for the
2008 linux.conf.au, has had the experience of wanting to use the
net during a break at conferences which he's attended and being
unable to do so; he has no intention of letting that happen to
anyone who attends linux.conf.au in January..."