Wednesday, July 20, 2005

You canna change the laws of physics ...

... especially those of human life.

There are three film/TV characters that, to me, embody the ethos of the engineer ... a drive to "work the problem" and solve it, regardless of its magnitude.

Unfortunately, even engineers with hero status are also subject to the laws of physics ... James Doohan passed away today, at age 85, from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.

Farewell, Scotty ... I hope your journey to man's "final frontier" is as satisfyingly exciting as you made our future appear to be, for me ... may it be, as you once said, "no tribble at all".

(My apologies for the sparse posts -- hey, I'm moving this week!)

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