Fifteen. The Many Sides of Mac

  1. George E. P. Box

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch15

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

How to Cite

Box, G. E. P. (2013) The Many Sides of Mac, in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch15

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics, University of Madison—Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118400883

Online ISBN: 9781118514948

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Keywords:

  • Indonesia;
  • Paul Mac Berthouex;
  • wastewater treatment;
  • Wisconsin

Summary

For years, a staunch friend of the author has been Paul Mac Berthouex. He taught in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wisconsin for 28 years, and he is a world expert on wastewater treatment. His knowledge of how to get a supply of drinkable water to almost any place you care to name has made him internationally famous, and he has spent many years working on projects abroad, usually in poor countries. Over the years, Paul Mac Berthouex and Bill Hunter worked on many projects together. Mac had been to Indonesia under very different circumstances in 1963. At that time, the University of Wisconsin was interested in directing some of its outreach programs toward Indonesia, which was experiencing political tumult. For years, Mac and Box were members of “The Mashed Potato Club.” The club meetings had one item on the agenda: to eat real mashed potatoes.