Summary (1st paragraph of the PDF file). I strongly object the proposed transformation of STOC into a "traditional large science meeting"; I doubt it will increase attendance and interaction, and I speculate that its only effect will be the elimination of STOC, which in turn will increase pressures on other conferences (esp., on FOCS) and will severely harm them and the entire TCS community. Indeed,a main characteristic of the reviewed proposal is that it suggests a drastic transformation that breaks away from the entire history of TCS. Instead, I propose two alternative changes that fit within the history of TCS and still promise to improve its state.
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