December is already rearing its chilly head. Why don't you step into this art gallery and warm up a bit? Have a few moments? Why not admire this fantastic captionless comic and give us your best shot at a good caption?
As usual, whoever gives us the best caption will get a fully colored original directly from the talented illustrator, Daniel Guidera, with your caption attached! Make us laugh, make us cry, do your best.
If you happen to need some inspiration, we suggest you go back and read some of the other amazing entries from the past few months:
Art Critic: "I just love the busyness and confusion in this composition: it's such a metaphor for the hectic and frenetic nature of modern city life and our endless wanderings between buildings trying to put some order into our lives...."
Ernie got confused. Instead of sending the CAD files of the artwork for the new display board to the PCB fab house, he displayed the CAD files as artwork at the Fab House Art Gallery in PCB (Panama City Beach).
Now this pattern from the walls of the Grotte Chauvet in France is about 32,000 years old and clearly indicates that early Europeans engaged in primitive PCB design prior to the advent of computer simulation.
"The juxtaposition of the thru-hole resistors with the surface mount TSOP packages symbolizes the speed of technological progress. This metaphor is in tension with the delay line which is crying out, 'Slow Down! Slow Down' ..."
This is an early prototype, some might say "Take 1" of what later was called the Thablet, a handheld gizmo with a colossal screen which combined phone features with home theater capability. The fan which cooled the processor also served as a hot-air popcorn popper.
"Right, Ladies and Gentlemen, what am I bid for this fine example of late 20th century electronic art? Remember this is from the days before 3D Photonic ICs, there's not many boards around like this any more! What am I bid??"
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.