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An Engineer In Wonderland – A is for Air

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I was playing I Spy the other night and failed to guess that A stood for Air.

I protested that you can’t see air.

But it was pointed out that heat haze and twinkling stars are a result of refractive index variations, so therefore you can see air.

Which got me pondering, as G for Glass is probably legitimate in I Spy.

So now I can cannot decide, in any scientifically defendable way, whether A for Air is cheating or not.

Or maybe I am not supposed to take I Spy so seriously.

Alice‘ – a pedant who suffers in a world of inexactitude

Reply below, or to alice@electronicsweekly.com

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