Category: Meaning

The Nerd in the Balloon Jacket

Long before Microsoft existed, the fields and woods around Redmond, Washington consisted of dark forests, creeks, and the occasional swamp. I know because I spent a number of weekends during high school with my then best friend, Ward Durham, trekking through those woods and swamps in an attempt to find tiny wooden markers using only …

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Science Versus Engineering

I can be pedantic on occasion. When I watched the movie┬áThe Martian, something the Mark Watney character said stood out to me: “I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.” That bit of dialog bugged me at the time, but I wasn’t sure why. I realize now, however, that Watney wasn’t talking …

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