August 28, 2003

In the Shadow of Mt. Moran

In the shadow of Mt. Moran:

Lodging at GTLC's Jackson Lake Lodge: Jackson Lake Lodge is situated on a bluff with spectacular views across the water of Jackson Lake to the skyline of the Tetons. There are 348 guest cottage rooms located on either side of the lodge as well as 37 guest rooms in the main lodge building.

The upper lobby features 60 foot picture windows framing the Teton Mountain range as well as a collection of Native American artifacts and Western art....

Guest facilities include gift and apparel shops, a large heated outdoor swimming pool, horseback riding, scenic Snake River float trips, lake cruises on Jackson Lake, bus tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, lake and river fishing, a service station and a medical clinic.

Extensive conference facilities are available for groups up to 700 people, featuring 17 breakout rooms, over 17,000 square feet of meeting space and the finest in banqueting conference services.

In keeping with the National Park location, rooms do not have televisions or radios, but do have telephones, voicemail and data ports.

In what sense are data ports in keeping with its location in the shadow of Mt. Moran? (Not that I mind...)

Posted by DeLong at August 28, 2003 08:01 AM | TrackBack


Is a "data port" what normal people call an ethernet jack?
You might want to tell the copywriter that we are no longer living in the 1970's and that few people will be taking a System 360 box with them as they attend this lodge.

Posted by: Maynard Handley on August 28, 2003 11:38 AM

>>Is a "data port" what normal people call an ethernet jack?>>

I don't know about Jackson Lake Lodge, but in every national park lodge I've been in, a data port is a phone jack built into the phone for a modem or fax machine.

Posted by: richard on August 28, 2003 01:57 PM

So these people are trumpeting the fact that their phones are not hardwired into the wall? Woohoo. Take that all you Koreans, Finns, and other lefties who claim the US doesn't have the highest standard of living and most advanced tech infrastructure in the world.

Posted by: Maynard Handley on August 28, 2003 09:18 PM

If they still have horse rides there, do not walk on any horse trails if you can avoid it. Believe them when they tell you that. Those trails are awful.

Posted by: northernLights on August 29, 2003 09:35 AM

If “National Park location” = X, “televisions” = A, “radios” = B, “telephones” = C, “voicemail” = D, “data ports” =E, the final statement could mean: #1. X is compatible with not A, not B, C, D, and E -- each considered separately. #2. X is compatible with not A and not B. The state of C, D, and E have no bearing on compatibility. #3. X is compatible with not A, not B, C, D, and E – considered together. Instead of data ports alone being compatible with the location, it could be that the unique combination of not having televisions or radios, and having telephones, voicemail, and data ports is necessary for full compatibility. Perhaps data ports without televisions, radios, telephones, or voicemail is a condition only found in Japanese tea gardens and Appalachian outhouses.

Posted by: M. Strowbridge on August 29, 2003 12:32 PM
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