I have been following the UM for some time as the work has been developed, and look forward to the publish date of the hard copy – I prefer reading a book rather than a screen.
Also looking forward to good discussion and debate from a practical perspective. Hopefully I can contribute from my perspective as an Engineer, working in a large open-pit mine. I interact with hydro-geologists, geologists, engineers, and scientists all the time, and it will be interesting to have a copy of the summary on my desk to stimulate conversation.
First, I must say thank you for your commitment to the UM! I had the great privilege of reading the UM as a reviewer even before it was published digitally, and yet I am still so excited for the hard copy book. I know what you mean when you say, “I prefer reading a book rather than a screen.”
We expect the Universal Model to generate tremendous discussion. Possibly even some persecution. We need (and want) all the help we can get! Your contribution would be so appreciated and your background puts you in the right situation to do that. My advice to you, if you want to help in the UM discussion, is to read the UM and study the new experiments and discoveries. The sooner you do this, the more prepared you will be when your time comes.
Thanks for posting Reed. We hope to hear from you soon.