In the World of the High Tech Redneck, the Graybeard is the old guy who earned his gray by making all the mistakes, and then tries to keep the young 'uns from repeating them. Silicon Graybeard is my term for an old hardware engineer; a circuit designer. Here are mental droppings from a newly retired radio engineer running from tech news to economics; from firearms to the world at large; from radio to home machine shops and making all kinds of stuff.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I'm Seriously Glad They're on Our Side
We all have our perspectives in life that others may not exactly agree with. I happen to be madly in love with the A-10 Warthog. I could write pages on this beauty. Srsly. If "form follows function" is a workable definition of beauty in engineering, this is one of the most beautiful planes ever made. It is also extremely well-designed for its mission.