NSF never paid any of Gordon's expenses for anything, to my knowledge at
least. He made an important contribution to the NATO meeting in Moscow in
1994 by delivering a well-thought-out and constructive charge to the
audience about how a bit more cooperation on everybody's part could improve
Internet service for large numbers of Russians. I, as co-chair of the
event, was quite satisfied that I had spent NATO's money wisely by inviting
him to participate. We even fed him (along with the other participants) on
NATO's tab. Even with all that, it was still a good deal for NATO (he
drank much less vodka than most, BTW...).
tim asks who is paying for my trip to Russia. How about me for
incidentals and a total of $13.50 for tax on a delta frequent flyer
ticket? NSF has
paid for NONE of my trips. In Sept october 1994 NATO paid for a $620
airplane ticket and I paid $120 to extend it and for all other expenses.
Side note to Gordon Cook based on his contribution earlier:
Gordon, just a little barb to you, please do not take it personally,
but.. "is your current trip to Russia also funded by the NSF similar to
your previous trip"? ( inquiring minds want to know
Whoops! There I go again, standing in the corner, just losing my
religion.... Oh well, I said too much, I haven't said enought....
Go stand in the corner, Tim!