Syntax, are you an engineer?
I ask because, as a technical writer, I work with engineers all day, and this is precisely the sort of thing I would expect from any of them. A lot of people when confronted by a complex piece of machinery that does not work will throw up their hands and figure they're screwed. Engineers will conclude that if it's not working, they should take it apart and either fix it or break it more. Your story could have been written by any of the people with whom I associate each day.
Good show, great write-up, and great initiative.
- Phil Elmore
Publisher, The Martialist
For Those Who Fight Unfairly