Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Bravo's Restaurant 
211 Summit Park Drive
(Robinson Township)
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

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John Laurence Busch Presents:

Introducing New Technology:

Can Steamboats Replace Sailboats?

Bravo's Restaurant - Robinson Twp.

Wednesday April 18, 2018

6:00 to 8:30 pm


Over the past few centuries, many new inventions have arisen to displace older technologies.  Newer inventions face many hurdles - they must demonstrate they work better than older established technologies, are more reliable,safer and can be made available at a lower cost.  Some examples:

Microwaves vs Conventional Ovens

Diesel vs. Steam Locomotives 

Cell Phones vs Land Lines

GPS Maps vs. Paper Maps

Jet vs Propeller Aircraft

Uber vs. Taxis

Self-Driving Cars

John Laurence Busch has studied the introduction of ocean-going steamships and how they eventually were able to replace wind-powered clipper ships.  This study provides interesting guidence as engineers work to introduce new process and product technologies into the world.

John will discuss his recent book, Steam Coffin, which describes the issues Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah faced during their initial voyages in the 18th century.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event. 



Bravo's - Robinson Twp.

211 Summit Park Drive

PittsburghPA 15275




6:00 - 6:30pm - Registration

6:30 - 7:30pm - Buffet Dinner

7:30 - 8:30pm Technical Presentation


You must pre-register and pre-pay for this event.

No walk-ins permitted.

Bravo's requires an accurate headcount so our

registration will close Sunday Evening April 15th.


Buffet Dinner Menu

Salad: Caeser or Insula Della Casa

Pasta: Pasta Woozie, Spaghettini & Meat Balls

Sides: Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

Entrees: Griilled Chicken Marsala, Grilled Salmon

Deserts: Creme Brulee, Tiramisu, or Carmel Mascarpone Cheesecake

Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks

Brread: Rolls and Dipping Oil

Cash Bar also available.