Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Monday, March 08, 2004

An episode of
Hey, Remember! last night talked about Corelle dishware. I've always thought this was the perfect dish technology; it is inexpensive, durable, and ... um ... not ugly. My mother is still using the Corelle we had when I was a kid, which must be at least 30 years old. It still looks brand-new, and I don't think we've broken more than two or three pieces in 30 years. However, my wife dislikes Corelle's aesthetics, so I have to settle for prettier, but technologically inferior, dishware. (On seeing this post, my wife points out that these tradeoffs are inevitable; aesthetics aside, she says, paper plates are probably even better technology than Corelle.)

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Corelle now makes square dishes with new great designs. I have 2 sets of the square at home and they are beautiful. Look online at
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