Yesterday, my friend Brandon posted this status - "did you guys know that "pixel" is short for "picture element"? Makes sense....."
I responded with:
"I did! I think it's one of those things they tell you in an intro level CS class, and when a photographer finds it, you feel a brief moment of soul matching, realize you're actually connecting as human beings and aren't two totally different species, and see how cool the world could be...before going back to your separate lives. :) Kind of like when we talked about pinhole cameras in relation to machine vision in my robotics course."
I really love the connection moments between disciplines. They're usually pretty rare, but it makes both parties really happy. Wouldn't you agree?