I’ll begin the blog today with a confession:
I eat lunch every day with engineers. Voluntarily.
Yes, it's true. Some of my favorite
co-workers are engineers. There, I said it. Maybe it's a warped
sense of humor thing. Or maybe it's that I find their casual conversations
endlessly fascinating, such as the technical benefits of front loading washing
machines, or the physiological explanation for the aversion of nails on a
chalkboard. Educational stuff like that.
As with any group of friends, we frequently we get on topics that have us
laughing to point of tears. For instance, Andy
mentioned he was out shopping with his wife when she started
rambling in a chick-speak which left him blinking rapidly, shaking his head
quickly, and chanting "Does Not Compute" in a robot-like
manner. Greg nodded
in complete understanding, chiming in with:
"Yep. She overloaded your Dude Chip."
The most entertaining conversation followed, discussing in detail the
features of the so-called "Dude Chip." The design was so compelling,
it was necessary to document the concept on the engineering white board, as
My favorite is the RS-232 cable with a 2400 baud rate connection between
Logic portion and the detached Emotion chip, along with the optional
switch. And the teeny tiny memory section.
Good stuff, guys.