Изобразительное...

Видеофоны, конечно, не пошли в жизнь и уже вряд ли пойдут. Но видеть физиономию собеседника - все ж приятно. Вот в Outlook 2007, например, читаешь письмо, а в углу окна видишь своего корреспондента. Аналогичное решение на яблочном телефоне. Пустячок, а приятно.

Сказочное...

У Пушкина почти во всех сказках антагонист - женска полу. О чем это нам говорит?

Да и шемаханская царица - образ неоднозначный...

Scholarly...

I clearly remember the border moment between high school and university. It was a question my teacher asked during a chemistry class. The problem went like this:

Take 1 liter of 1M solution of NaOH, mix with 1 liter of 0.5M solution of NaOH. What's the concentration of the resultant solution?

Despite the obvious arithmetics, the correct answer was - heck if I know, volumes don't necessarily add up. Especially true for strong solutions of strong electrolytes, of which NaOH is one.

In the K-12-equivalent school system as I knew it, a problem where "no idea" is the correct answer would be inconceivable. The difference is that between a high school science class and real science.

Although technically, I was in high school when this happened. The teacher, however, was a university professor.

Bragging...

So I have a Windows Mobile application in the Microsoft Marketplace, an iPhone application in the Apple App Store, and a BlackBerry application (in no store, since it's an in-house thing). Am I officially a guru of mobile programming or what?

Yes, I know - there's a huge Android-shaped hole in this line-up. Also, that Maemo thing with Debian Linux somewhere deep in it. Still, it's going to look good on my resume.