Sunday, June 17, 2012

Aesop's TRON and BOLT


A Tale of Hi Tech
TRON: I am faster than you.
BOLT: Let’s race then.

At first, TRON ran fast. Then his LED display failed.
While he was fixing it, BOLT vaulted past.
BOLT was almost at the finish when his lithium battery failed.

Bruce on his bicycle pedaled past and beat both of them.

Moral of the fable: Prepare for the Return to the Analog World.

Squeezing ever increasing numbers of smaller electrical components onto PCBs is leading to ever increasing failure rates in cars, computers, and cameras.


rolenzo said...

System failure? How dare you, sir!
I'll have you TRON and quartered for your BOLT pronouncements.

Barry Natusch said...

The sentence, as pronounced by the very model of a modern major medic: “Pin, peel back and dissect the cadaver.”

But Bruce, the bicyclist who braves all breezes, might mildly maintain: “I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies, I know the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes...”