4 thoughts on “Nano-enabled liquid repellents; Canadian nanophotonic design software; science outreach and black holes; public engagement in Albany

  1. BaxDoc

    I couldn’t agree more! We are all – adults and children alike – fascinated by the ‘how’ of things; unfortunately experts tend to either talk down to us or drown us in bafflegab, acronyms and specialized terms that only other experts in their field would understand. We drift away, lose interest and they use this as “proof” that the great unwashed simply aren’t smart enough or engaged enough to want to know how things work. Communication is part and parcel of everything we do – you can be the smartest, most capable person in the world but if you can’t communicate what you do ….
    Thanks for giving us a glimpse of you – too rare in your (always excellent) blog.

  2. admin

    Hi BaxDoc! Thank you and I hope one day someone will get these expert-types to think about how much work the entertainment industry puts into exciting interest and getting people to go out to movies, operas, plays, sports games,etc. and encourage them to contrast that with their own efforts.

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