Monday, September 16, 2013

One the of things one has to realize when running a large event (such as JSConf EU last weekend) is that things will...


One the of things one has to realize when running a large event (such as JSConf EU last weekend) is that things will go wrong all the time. It is impossible to change it – but the good thing if one manages those problems well, the audience never realizes things went wrong because they didn't know how it was supposed to be in the first place or you managed to make it go away really fast.
The attached picture is a great example of the latter case but also awesome science: A person was cleaning the glass table top and it suddenly disintegrated with a loud boom.
Does anyone have a good link for the underlying physics?