Thursday, March 25, 2010

On the difference between "nerd" and "geek"...

A geek(ette) uses solder and brass tubing instead of scotch tape.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nicely Done!

reflectoscope said...

Look, if you can't fix it with brass tube and solder, it probably doesn't need fixing quite so badly.

(That said I've also got a thing for finely milled repair parts, but vive la difference, no?)

Jim

Ross said...

Oh, my... I had NO idea your roomie was into older tech. My only question is why doesn't she mention slide rules on her blog header?

Roberta X said...

...Who said I didn't? I mean, not now I don't not mention them any more.... ;)

I just wish my all-metal 6" utility-grade slipstick hadn't been in the toolbox that got nipped from my olllld place long ago.

Loki1776 said...

RX, I always preferred bamboo over metal for sliderules. The action feels smoother. Mine is a Post 1460 Versalog.

Roberta X said...

It was a toolbox edition, after all. I've never owned a better one than that; all my others are plastic.