Hmmm . conferences. And syaitng in the Hyatt nogals. Last time I presented at an IEEE conference I had to pitch a little tent in a French trailor park 10km outside Toulouse. But thats what happens when you're an African I guess. Still got to gobble down caviar and champagne with the mayor of Toulouse looking half respectable although I had to _walk_ back the 10km to my tent coz there was no money for a taxi and the buses stopped running at night. and you tell that to they youth of today and they won't believe you!