A Matter of Taste

September 8, 2004 | 3 comments
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I just received an announcement for a talk next week in our business school. The title is “Practicing Polygamy with Good Taste: The Evolution of Inter-organizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences.” The paper on which the talk is based has a different title, but the reference to polygamy has me wondering about this person’s perception of polygamy. Given the implicit contrast, I assume that he views polygamy negatively, but I have never thought of polygamy as being a matter of taste.

Then again, last week in priesthood meeting, the subject of the Church’s website was raised by the teacher, who was marveling at the various ways that he could sort information. I asked whether we could sort conference talks to hear only the ones discussing commandments that we like. To which the natural response was, “We don’t need a computer filter to do that.”

3 Responses to A Matter of Taste

  1. Ethesis (Stephen M) on September 8, 2004 at 7:32 pm

    Gordon,

    Did you know Nyle Smith when you were at Lewis & Clark?

    Found your bio interesting and hope you like Wisconsin (I’ve a brother who was born there, now lives in North Platte, Nebraska).

  2. Gordon Smith on September 8, 2004 at 8:06 pm

    I have met Nyle, but I did not know him well.

  3. Ethesis (Stephen M) on September 8, 2004 at 8:50 pm

    Glad you met him. He was disabled so quickly (and has had a few more heart attacks and strokes) but was a good LDS kid from BYU …