Tag: engineering

We Truly Live in an Age of Wonders

This morning I walked into my office and said, “Alexa, turn on the lights.” And lo, there was light. When I first took a programming class in college, waiting 24 hours for decks of punch cards to be returned seemed perfectly normal. When I first programmed an HP-85 for work a few years later, interactively …

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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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