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Google’s tribute to Alexander Calder

Pushkar Sane Friday, 22nd July, 2011 Tags: , , , , Roots No comments

Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to Alexander Calder who invented Mobile (not the mobile phone) almost 80 years back. All parents should thank this man as this simple invention has kept most infants engaged and it still fascinates them.

I love some of his quotes:

Out of different masses, tight, heavy, middling—indicated by variations of size or color—directional line—vectors which represent speeds, velocities, accelerations, forces, etc. . . .—these directions making between them meaningful angles, and senses, together defining one big conclusion or many.

Nothing at all of this is fixed.

Each element able to move, to stir, to oscillate, to come and go in its relationships with the other elements in its universe.

It must not be just a fleeting moment but a physical bond between the varying events in life.

No Pains No Gains

Pushkar Sane Thursday, 7th April, 2011 Tags: , , , , , Observations No comments

Over the past few months I ended up attending several immunisation appointments with Parth.  Needless to say it is a place where infants suffer pain so that they gain immunity against major diseases. Poor infants are completely unaware of the future benefits and all they know at that point in time is the pain. I guess we teach our children the theory of No Pains No Gains from a very early age.