I appreciated Oleg Shilovitsky’s vignettes on the future of system development and use; at Mechanomy we are also trying to enable this future of mass personalization and programmatic manufacturing. In turn, I’d like to tell you the story of Frank.
Frank has a problem. As he was leaving the worksite last Friday he noticed an old, battered satellite core. Frank’s predecessors had long since harvested its solar arrays and antenna for their readily accessible constituents, but they left the core to be buried behind other assets. Now that the backlog has been cleared it’s his job to ensure that the core has been safed and to classify it for materials recapture.