It's about time.
By way of introduction I'm Steve Crandall. My Ph.D. is in experimental particle physics, but after scattering quarks for a few years I went to Bell Labs and started to branch out and acquire a broader set of interests. I tend to combine fields without much regard to label and for the past fifteen years have been most active in the boundary regions between technology and people.
There are a few approaches used by people who are generally labeled technologists. Mine isn't better or worse, but combines my background in pure and applied physics with a strong amateur interest in the social sciences and the arts. It tends to be different from the traditional engineering technologist's approach and you may find it interesting.
In the blog I'll mostly post little threads that may be of general interest so it may bounce around a bit. Also I'm setting an upper limit of an hour's worth of work per post and many of the posts will not be carefully proofed. Expect some typos and outright misspellings and grammatical errors. I want to keep it similar in tone to just chatting with someone.
For a deeper introduction here is a TEDx talk I gave last October in Manhattan. I was told the audience would have a lot of artistic types - artists, fashion designers and architects. The theme was collaboration and serendipity so I tried to weave some threads that might amuse people even though it is somewhat different from my normal work. I'm not a great speaker, so please bear with me