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February 17, 2007

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Littlebear

snot of nerds?

Littlebear

oops.

a fluster of nerds

a snot of geeks

Dave Hill

Thank you, Littlebear. How delightful. Me, I prefer "a charm of hummingbirds." But I'm just a geek - one of a snot.

Littlebear

sorry - raised by wolves.

Littlebear

evidently a rout of wolves

Littlebear

A thought just struck me (thunk).

Erm, 'geek' means 'technology fanatic' in the UK just as it does here, right? Please tell me it doesn't mean something completely different in English-English (a language that I look forward to learning someday).

Peter

Origami has lots of practical applications, from packing telescopes efficiently into rocket payloads to creating sterile containers which can be opened without sterile and non-sterile surfaces touching. The latest issue (2007-02-19) of The New Yorker magazine has a very interesting article by Susan Orlean about physicist-turned-origami professional Robert J. Lang. His web-page is here:

http://www.langorigami.com/

Orlean's article is here:

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/070219fa_fact_orlean

JJ

I was beginning to worry about my husband who is spending quite a lot of time paper folding - but he bears some resemblance to both your son and the 'physicist turned origami professional' that Peter's comment refers to above. He's a chemist turned IT prof who disappears into 'deeply private fantasy world' of origami, building model ships... Exactly, gratified or perturbed, not sure I can say either.

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