March 29, 2003

More on no CFP 2003 for me ...

My joke about No-CFP2003-for-me:

"Where Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden couldn't stop me, "the Benjamins" (i.e., the money) could do so".

That is, I'd gladly go to CFP 2003 despite war perils and terrorism threats. But having to shell out hundreds of dollars from my own pocket in expenses, is another story entirely.

Sigh. It's just not my job. I don't have a university or a think-tank covering my costs. Moreover, I've never gotten any money for my award-winning free-speech work, so it's not like the conference would be a trip to drum-up business (which it arguably would be for a lawyer or policy person). It's another indication that this activism isn't sustainable.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in activism | on March 29, 2003 11:56 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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