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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Alex Tolley

Michael,
I think that is an "artistic" similarity based on concept on minimum area packing resulting in lots of closely, parallel aligned units. In the piano tools case, alignment is due to the simplicity and strength of right-angle joints, while in the PCB it is probably due to the rectangular nature of the components. The functionality and use of the components is obviously very different in the two cases.

The natural world is a lot more flexible and minimum surface area packing make take on a different layout.

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