Shades Of Isaac Newton?

At the age of 69, electrical engineer Michael F. Lamorte has one big advantage over his younger cohorts: He learned his craft using a slide rule, not a computer. He had to use insight rather than brute computing power to solve problems. Along the way, he acquired an in-the-bones feeling for how equations govern the world: how oil percolates beneath the ground or how a plate of steel bends and snaps. His name is on 12 patents, from chips to solar cells.

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