Saturday, June 12, 2010

Max and Junior

I never learned the true identity nor true roles of these two.  My encounters with them were as balking scientists (engineers as Thomas Snead called them - a reference Max refuted) on the project.  It was clear that Max was senior by many years but both struck me as from East Europe, English was a second language.  I specifically recall Max's question to me when I interviewed them, "Do you believe in ghosts?"  I thought at the time he was wanting to know my definition of believe and not the constitution of  whatever ghost may be.

Whether they designed the experiment or managed it is unknown.  They were intimately involved and truly stunned when the project deviated from the plan.