Leave no national meeting undrunk

Draft of 2006.01.22 ☛ 2015.07.03

May include: academia&c.

We have just been presented with a very useful and dynamic version of The 2nd Annual SODA Business Meeting Drinking Game:

Proceedings Bonus Round:

  • This bonus round begins when someone suggests electronic proceedings. Take a drink.
  • If anyone suggests eliminating paper proceedings, take a drink.
  • Take a drink each time any of the following words are used: copyright, ArXiv, ISBN, web, PDF, library, tenure, promotion, ship/shipping, heavy, Amazon, profit/money
  • Take one drink for each suggested electronic medium (CD-ROM, USB key, etc.)

I note that with a little formulaic revision, the game could be extended to almost any conference I’ve ever attended.