Don’t Get Caught up in the Jargon

Have you ever heard about the Turbo Encabulator? It was a massive technical joke that ran amongt engineers during the course of the last century. Even Time Magazine got into it! What this shows is that you shouldn’t get phased by big words, official sounding titles, uniforms or any other attributes intended to impose authority. Yes, behold faith and trust in humankind and respect professional achievements, yet, think for yourself, ask questions and challenge authority. History and the current ‘Fake News’ era has shown us how important it is for us to trust our own senses and stay true to our own beliefs.

”The original machine had a base plate of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two main spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-deltoid type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a nonreversible tremmie pipe to the differential girdlespring on the “up” end of the grammeters.”

Here some background on the joke. More of a reader? Check the Wiki page.

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Don’t Get Caught up in the Jargon

by Rogier Want time to read: 1 min