European Diplomacy, PCI-Style

Now that the PCI Council has confirmed that version 1.2 will be unveiled Oct. 1, the pre-briefings set for Oct. 21-23 in Belgium are especially perplexing. The initial intent of the briefings had been to show respect to European industry leaders, to give them an opportunity to provide feedback on 1.2 before it was solidified.

Given that the briefing won't happen until 20 days after the rules have been set in stone and announced, it's unclear how honored the Euro execs will feel. Among the giveaways PCI should probably avoid would be a multi-language t-shirt reading, "PCI's Belgium 'Talk To The Hand' Briefing." It might send the wrong message.