[AG-TECH] Re: Beer

Guy Robinson robinson at mailhost.arsc.edu
Thu Dec 6 09:36:35 CST 2001

Having heard Jennifer talk on the subject I vote she be our first speaker,
perhaps giving the keynote/opening session.


On Dec 5,  4:06pm, Don Morton wrote:
> Subject: Beer
> All, in an effort to encourage more informal use of the Access Grid
> (motivation is to make people more comfortable with the AG so that
> they'll feel more at ease using it in other applications and, in
> a sense, become more AG-literate), a handful of us would like to
> propose a short (maybe half-day at most) AG symposium entitled,
> "Beer."  This is in an early, formative stage, and subject to
> input from others but, roughly what we were thinking was
> something along the lines of invited presentations from those
> who actually know about beer (unlike us Montana slobs who
> simply drink it because it's good).  One could envision
> an opening presentation concerning the history of beer,
> another might get into some of the technical details, another
> might be a "how to brew your own" (we have a faculty member
> here who would be interested in presenting), another on "how
> to be a beer snob" :), etc., etc.  Naturally, we need people
> to present - perhaps several of us could invite local
> brewers (public outreach, ya know!! :).
> Then, we could recess and spend a couple of weeks locally practising
> what we've learned by sampling a given set of beers (homework!!!),
> then convening on the AG for a discussion, debate, etc. on
> the various beers.
> It would be really great if we could get international interest in
> this, particularly to engage in the lively debate, "are Yank beers
> really as bad as others claim??" :)
> Right now, I'm thinking something like this might start in early or
> mid-January.  If  you're potentially interested in this, please
> let me know.  I assume our Argonne friends would prefer that
> we not carry out excessive beer discussions on this list so,
> I'm happy to compile a separate email list or create a listserv
> for the event.
> Cheers, and Bottoms Up, :)
> Don
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>-- End of excerpt from Don Morton

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