The title of this post is from a quote by Pat Metheny, the great jazz guitarist, composer, and musician, in which he was talking about the impact of youtube on a touring musician. Here's the rest of the quote:
There is news today that a coroner in New Zealand formally ruled that the excessive consumption of Coca Cola led to the untimely death of Natasha Harris three years ago. Harris, it seems, developed a nasty habit of drinking up to 10 litres a day. "I find that when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died" is what the coroner determined.
This is the first of an occasional series I plan to launch today interviewing a number of Professors that have had an impact on my scholarly career, either directly or indirectly through their mentorship and/or work. It's an idea I borrowed from indecisionblog (I also borrowed most of their questions!), which is doing something similar on influential economists in the United States. Enjoy!
I will also be (hopefully!) launching a second new interview series, sometime soon, entitled "Mentors and Giants of Canadian Political Science.".
The initial series of posts will be a couple of interviews I recently did with several senior political scientists who have had a substantial impact on my work or career.