Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD)

                      "How to Think with Numbers."

                                By Bob Hershey

                       November 19, 1997 Meeting

Bob Hershey will talk about his book, "How to Think with Numbers."
The book uses cartoons and anecdotes to explain calculations of
interest, risk, and trade-offs for everyday problems.  How to Think with
Numbers has received consistently favorable reviews, and Bob has
been interviewed about the book several times on radio and

Bob received his B.S. summa cum laude in mechanical engineering from
Tufts University in 1963.  He went on to an M.S. from M.I.T. and
a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America.  For the past 30 years
he has lived in Washington and has managed consulting groups at
Booz Allen & Hamilton, Science Management Corporation, and
O'Donnell Consulting Engineers.  He has led studies for the
Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and other

He has served as President of the D.C. Council of Engineering and
Architectural Societies and Chairman of the Washington, D.C.
Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  He has
also served as Chairman of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the
Acoustical Society of America.  He has served as President of the
D.C. Society of Professional Engineers.  He was also National
Secretary of the National Society of Professional Engineers --
Professional Engineers in Industry Division.

Dr. Hershey is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified
Manufacturing Engineer in the field of robotics.  He served as
chairman of the Washington D.C. Section of Robotics International
of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  Currently he is
Secretary of the D.C. Board of Registration for Professional
Engineers.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor
society) Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) and Mensa.
He holds a patent and has published 130 technical papers and
reports in the fields of energy, operations research, and
environmental analysis.

                    October Meeting

Thanks to John Marshall for his stimlating presentation
"Reinventing Government & Reason" at the October 15
WMOD meeeting.  As usual, the debate raged on until
the restaurant kicked us out.  Note that John has a new email
address: JamInfo@aol.com

         When and Where is the WMOD Meeting?

Join us on Wednesday November 19.  You can either join us for
dinner at 7 pm and/or for the discussion at 8:15 pm at the
Fortune Chinese Restaurant at Baileys  Xroads, VA on Route 7
between 7 Corners and Columbia Pike (5900  Leesburg Pike
703/998-8888). You can take METRO to the West Falls  Church
stop and then take METRO buses 29A or 29B East on Route 7
toward Baileys Xroads. The Fortune is on this route. After
the meeting we can give you a ride back to a METRO station.
WMOD has arranged for a $15 fixed price dinner (including
tax and tip).  Or you can order from the menu.  Please RSVP
to WMOD at (703) 820-7696 before noon Wednesday 11/19 so that
we can tell the restaurant how many tables to set up.

                      DC AREA CALENDAR

Cato Book Forum --  November 11 - 11am - Vaclav Kaus, Prime
Minister of the Czech Republic will speack about the Cato
publication of his collected speeches entitled "Renaissance: the
Rebirth of Liberty in the Heart of Europe"
Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, DC.
RSVP: Michelle Rider at (202) 789-5229 or MRider@cato.org

               WMOD Contact Information

NOTE: Due to ISP problems, the WMOD web site has
move to http://www.infiltec.com/wmod.htm and the
preferred WMOD email address is DSaum at infiltec.com.

The WMOD newsletter is $10/yr,  email newsletter is free.

  Dave Saum
  PO Box 8007
  Falls Church, VA 22041
    Email: DSaum at infiltec.com
    Phone: (703) 820-7696
    Fax: (703) 671-9350
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