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Word Of The Day:

Saw sleep doctor for annual review today. It was nice - we looked up skeuomorph on the internet together. (It's okay, I pay him by the consult, not by the minute).

He is a terrific chap, and I highly recommend him.

From Wikipedia entry:
Skeuomorph: A skeuomorph /ˈskjuːəmɔrf/ is a derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that were necessary in the original. Examples include pottery embellished with imitation rivets reminiscent of similar pots made of metal and a software calendar that imitates the appearance of a binding on a paper desk calendar.

I love that this word exists, it's going to make thinking about this shit (which I do, all too frequently) so much easier.

And I love my sleep doctor, although I think he may need to get out more.

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rickybuchanan
Sep. 9th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Awesome word!

Where's your sleep doc based?? I might need one ...
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ant_queen
Sep. 10th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC)
He is a quirky chap. I always enjoy my consults with him. He's one of the few doctors who will actually engage in discussions about what's going on in the research. He showed me videos of genetically modified fruit flies that are being studied for restless legs syndrome (basically by tweaking a gene they were able to induce restless legs in fruit flies).
dragonsally
Sep. 10th, 2013 06:05 am (UTC)
I'm bad at reading those pronouciation thingies...how do you say that splendid word?
braunie
Sep. 12th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
I thought of you today, because I just heard that word defined, from a National Public Radio broadcast about the upcoming new Apple OS. It's supposed to be a game changer because it will not make use of as many skeuomorphs as in the past (a mic icon for sound, folders for storage, etc). I feel now that your visit was preordained.

So cool that your doc is curious and geeky and yet must have a lot of compassion for the job.
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