The world may not think engineers are creative, but you know you are. Sometimes that technological creativity spills over into more conventional tropes of creativity (think of an advertising agency or graphic designer's cubicle).
Consider the picture below. What the heck is that? More importantly, can you guess whose office was this taken in? (Hint: He or she is a highly engaged member of the EE Life community).
You mean that's not Max? :)
Hard to tell, but that might be a unicycle in the upper right corner. Who is the unicyclist?
"My off-road (mountain) unicycle just arrived!"
6/12/2007 1:23 PM EDT
No doubt it's Max's desk. It's typical for creative people to seek inspiration in objects, and surround themselves to seek motivation (sadly all I have are stacks of papers). If you look at the offices of film or print animators, model makers, graphic artists, etc you will always find unusual "inspirational" items on or around their desks.
And if it's not Max, he has some very serious competition...
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.