Archive for April, 2010

A Serviceman’s Travelling Clock

April 13, 2010

I have added the following reference to the Publications page.

POOK L P. A serviceman’s traveling clock. Watch & Clock Bulletin, 2010, 52(385), 160.

The serviceman referred to is my father in law, who was a mechanic in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

A Quotation

April 6, 2010

I’ve added the following qotation to the Quotations page.

This prospect pleases me, as I feel sure it will please many of you, because one of our most vital needs is something to interest us and keep us out of mischief.

John Srawley. The role of crack tip deformation in fracture mechanics.

This was his closing remark in a technical lecture he gave in 1970. It amused me, but upset some pompous members of the audience.