Your opinion of this quote? “I see the glass as over-designed…”?

I thought of this quote to put on the T-shirt of the Dept of Chemical Engg., A.C.Tech.

The reference is to the quote ” Some see the glass as half-full, some see it as half-empty “.

“Over-designed” is a chemical engineering term that means you design equipment that can take more load than you’re going to put now, so that the capacity can be expanded later on.
A glass half-full is over-designed – to a chemical engineer.

  1. SecretCelebrity
    on November 30th, -0001

    Cute idea. Of course, since we don’t know the full range of applications and environments in which the glass might be required to function, the more conservative observation is that the glass has excess capacity.

  2. RadioActive
    on November 30th, -0001

    Sounds like it would make sense. Maybe you should put the whole half-full, half-empty quote in smaller lettering on the back so regular everyday people can make sense of it!

  3. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

    I’ve always said that you need a smaller glass.

  4. Cat
    on November 30th, -0001

    Mostly, ‘overdesign’ is used to allow a safety margin in excess of the known threats to a system, in order to ensure that it can cope with unknown threats.

    This is best exemplified by military specifications for equipment, which must be robust enough to resist physical damage that will probably never happen to it.

    It is also the reason why Roman infrastructure items such as aqueducts (built to military spec by army engineers) are still in use today.

    The excess capacity of the glass allows for the unpredictable shaking of your hand when you’re already half-cut.

    Perhaps the T-shirt should just say: “drunk enough yet ?”

  5. Arjhen
    on October 9th, 2015

    First of all I would like to say terrific blog! I had a quick qusetion in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Thanks!

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Your opinion of this quote? “I see the glass as over-designed…”?

I thought of this quote to put on the T-shirt of the Dept of Chemical Engg., A.C.Tech.

The reference is to the quote ” Some see the glass as half-full, some see it as half-empty “.

“Over-designed” is a chemical engineering term that means you design equipment that can take more load than you’re going to put now, so that the capacity can be expanded later on.
A glass half-full is over-designed – to a chemical engineer.

  1. Solitarygrowth
    on November 30th, -0001

    How about looking at it as a physical trainer…
    “I see the glass as it isnt living up to its potential”

  2. Connie
    on November 30th, -0001

    Catchy, and is relevant to your science field.

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