Wonderful day at the science centre

I had a great time exploring the Ontario Science Centre with Calum Tsang, sysad of the Interactive Media Lab. He had a lot of fun pointing out all the Amigas powering the hands-on exhibits, and I had a lot of fun teasing him about being a geek. ;)

It was absolutely wonderful. My dad knows how much I love hands-on
science, having had to take me to the Science Centrum in Manila more
times than should be appropriate for a grade school kid. (Hi dad!)

I _love_ discovery places like that. I love playing around with the
exhibits. I learned that I have, err, the gripping power of a 10- to
13-year-old. And that I can jump lightly. And that sound waves do
interesting things in long tubes. And that they’ve got this really
cool marble drop. And rollercoasters are tons of fun; a lot of science
goes into their design!

Ooooh. I also got to see an authentic Jacquard’s Loom. People who
actually paid attention in operating systems class or introductory
computing class (especially the ones I taught! ;) ) will probably go
“Ooooh” too. A real, actual Jacquard’s Loom, the only one left in
Canada. Nifty.

The Matter exhibition was under renovation. Waah. And we were too
early for the Extreme Science show. But hey, more reason to come back
next time, right?

Anyway, that _totally_ rocked. =)

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