Jordan Bateman took me to task a bit here for my comments on the hotel room I stayed in at UBCM. I wish he had included the full text of my post - which talked of the great value of going to UBCM.
I think Jordan wisely turns off comments on his blog posts after a few days, but here is my comment further on his post, if I could post it:
Jordan, $125 for a hotel room at this year's UBCM is great value for the Kamloops taxpayer. No, I would not spend as much if I was paying my own dime. But, what I neglected to say is that I would not have worked as hard either. After a long day learning, lobbying, and networking - a good sleep in a good bed in a hotel a block away from the conference centre was very prudent. And entirely appropriate.