RE: An anthropological exploration of why decentralization expedites progress.

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 11:52:09 -0700 (PDT)

Don't you dare talking about German beer here, I'm stuck with the
local microbrew $#%#$%, and I'm despairing!

Californians are into the dark/ale stuff, not at all into Pilsener,
and what they call Kolsch isn't even used dishwater grade. Ewwwww, and
that's microbrew.

David Crook writes:
> At 10:59 AM 8/16/99 -0700, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> >
> >The second odd thing about the beer discussion is
> >that Diamond characterizes the German breweries
> >as isolated instead of decentralized, even though
> >the breweries can taste each other's beer and
> >even though there must, over time, be exchange
> >of information and employees between the breweries.
> >(Otherwise, how is it that great beer is made
> >all across Germany?) Unfortunately, I don't know
> >enough German beer history to fully support my
> >counterargument.
> This sounds like the beginnings for the Mother of all research proposals.
> Perhaps someone on the list can fill out a grant proposal to fund a FoRK
> directed study on German beer quality :-)
> Log Entry - Day #12
> After imbibing my 8th test stein since lunch I have come to the conclusion
> that German beer causes a loss of sensation in the lower extremeties.
> Dave
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