On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Kirby wrote... > > "What's easy to pick up from his introductory remarks, in both the book and > the lecture, is that the demand for physicists is flexible (variable), as is > the meaning of what a physicist is." > > Can't have it both ways Kirby. You can't say that the demand something is > variable and the something in demand is variable. >
It's almost always that way Robert. The iStuff keeps changing yet we can measure the demand for iStuff.
Stallman makes fun of the iBad (because it's so not "free as in open").
Detroit changes the cars so you'll keep wanting the new ones, as upgrades not just as replacements for the cars you drove 10 years ago.
Or maybe it's not Detroit anymore, since the Car Czar nationalized GM or whatever it was. Or maybe now it's Detroit more than ever.
> > The students failed physics, remember? Thus, your first part of you > statement is correct, the demand for physics is variable. No need for > useless and unproductive wordplay at all. > > Bob Hansen >
Back to STEM, I keep getting the title wrong: 'How the Hippies Saved Physics' by David Kaiser.
I'm not to the end of it yet. I photographed the book cover: