Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
kfield
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
kfield   8/22/2013 4:44:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Loved the concept and hope to see more of these in the future!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 4:43:40 PM
NO RATINGS
@kfield: For some reason I thought that the punch line was going to involve Nixie Tubes

Ah! That's where you made your big mistake (just sayin' :-)

kfield
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
kfield   8/22/2013 4:41:28 PM
NO RATINGS
For some reason I thought that the punch line was going to involve Nixie Tubes, just sayin'

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Which is more impressive?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 12:58:15 PM
NO RATINGS
@Luiz: And it ends up as a joke. Humor never fails.

Were you expecting the ending? Thsi works really well when I tell it in person because the ending is unexpected .. .the big thing is to emphasize the suitcase at the beginning ... then not mention it again till the very end...

Luis Sanchez
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Which is more impressive?
Luis Sanchez   8/22/2013 12:56:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Oh man! Money belt! The bulk! Great story! thanks Max!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Which is more impressive?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 12:50:25 PM
NO RATINGS
@Luis: Which is more impressive? the super watch or the fact that someone was walking with 10,000 usd in his pocket :)

That reminds me of a true story -- must be 30 years ago in England -- the newspapers and television stations were telling of a 16-year old boy who was walking home in the evening in London when he was robbed of around 1,000 UK pounds.

The first question he was asked was "what were you doing with all that money?"

It turned out that he was either an orphan or didn't have a wonderful family life or something (I forget). He'd started selling cheap jewelry to tourists in the street when he was about 12 or 13 -- worked his way up to having a barrow (street cart) ... then to having several carts and paying other young lads to run them for him ... and then to owning a full-up jewelry store. He had just been visiting his barrow boys to collect the day's takings.

One reporter on the TV news asked him how he felt about losing 1,000 pounds (which was a LOT of money back then). I remember his answer "I was just happy they didn't realize I was wearing a money belt containing the bulk of the takings!"

 

 

Luis Sanchez
User Rank
Rookie
Which is more impressive?
Luis Sanchez   8/22/2013 12:29:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Which is more impressive? the super watch or the fact that someone was walking with 10,000 usd in his pocket :)

Anyway, I think this is a good story to show kids the convenience of STEM and coming up with innovation. 

And it ends up as a joke. Humor never fails. 

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Where can we find an old man at this time of the day?
Max The Magnificent   8/22/2013 10:31:31 AM
NO RATINGS
I must admit that I really like the way this turned out, but I'm still thinking that it might be fun to do a treatment using photographs of real people.

The problem is getting everyone together at the same time. Maybe we could do this at the next DesignCon or Design West conference... would anyone be interested in a starring role?

<<   <   Page 3 / 3


Most Recent Comments
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A story about computer science and other improbable things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...