Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.

The naming of things

Bobbie Johnson doesn't like the term '3D printer', and neither does Tom Armitage. Both are correct that it doesn't reflect what such machines actually do. Bobbie suggests a few alternatives, like 'rep'. I prefer the unshortened 'replicate' myself; it already has some cultural cachet via Star Trek. #link