The first draft of the introduction to my thesis is now available and posted online as part of my commitment to an open thesis approach. Comments (moderated) are welcome and will be gathered on my SFU website. For now, the commenting function there does not appear to be working, so please e-mail me at hgmorris at sfu dot ca. I will assume any comments are for public posting unless notified otherwise. Many thanks to my senior supervisor Rick Gruneau for working with me on this experiment.