Friction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 5:46 am

I adore Three Star Night’s fantastic web-comic format

I was contemplating friction on one of my commutes on perilously icy roads…

and I just knew I wanted to share it using TSN’s format:

You can move in a low-friction environment...but you can't steer. Friction makes movement purposeful.

Original Photograph: by treedork found on flickr under CC2.0 This work is released under the similar CC3.0 license.

In the interest of full disclosure, said incident (driving on icy roads) was last month. It’s been lovely weather here recently–and my commute has been smooth with just the right amount of friction to keep me safely on the road heading in the right direction.

I only recently made the time to find a photo to stick my reflections on–which is why you’re enjoying(?) this post in the midst of an unseasonably bright and sunny February (that is scheduled to end today, if I read my weather report right.)


Reader Comments (2):

  1. Barbara H. says:

    I never thought about that aspect of friction — but it’s true.

    I’m glad your roads are clearer now!

  2. Davene Grace says:

    Woah, this is deep. Thanks for giving me something to ponder. ;-)

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