Friday, May 08, 2009

.... seeing eggs flying ......

Strange phenomenon! Lately I have been seeing so many eggs flying! What? Eggs flying? Some may say I have gone cuckoo. Some may say I must have done something bad and have come to the wrong side of my better half with me on the end of egg missiles barrage from her sweet hands. Others may say it’s the effect of the countless cups of espressos and cappuccinos, the latest craze in the office, playing mind games with the brain.

Well, there is a simpler, more real explanation. Over the last week or so, our office had this creative competition involving eggs, some papers, straws, sellotapes and a pair of scissors. The objective is to design an “egg transporter” that can withstand the impact of being thrown from at least five storey high structure.

So what has this got to do with the biggest technical organisation in the Government service? Believe it or not, a lot! Designing an “egg transporter” requires understanding of the basics of engineering especially in structures and aerodynamics. On top of that, you need understanding of aesthetics hence architecture. Add to that the need to have optimum design with the minimum cost possible, you have more or less the basic ingredients of an engineering or construction project.

So my friends, the next time you see eggs flying, don’t worry. Don’t even be scared. In fact please smile and be happy knowing there is plenty of creative people here which can only bodes well to the physical development of this country.

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