Re-Exploring New Technologies: The Turbo Encabulator

Posted by on April 1, 2013

One of the things that we like to do here at Etsy is to push the envelope.

Pushing the envelope means reaching deep into unknown technologies and approaches, and to experiment in areas that we are not familiar with. It’s in this vein that we’d like to share some early and unfiltered work: The Turbo Encabulator.

Each member of the TE team has stretched their cognitive abilities into new realms, and we’re pretty happy with the results thus far. We know that in many ways, engineering is about solidifying a solution well before the problem statement can be fully described within a socio-technical environment.

Of course, we also acknowledge that the notion of socio-emotional technocracy needs to fit within this paradigm. This brings us to some questions:

Understandably, these challenges are unilateral in their nature and we’ve made a large investment in creating an erinaceous atmosphere in order to produce results.

One of these results is the Turbo Encabulator. As you can imagine, sinusoidal repleneration threw us for a loop. :)
An internal tech talk can be seen below:

Posted by on April 1, 2013
Category: engineering, infrastructure, operations, philosophy, video

4 Comments

Wow, this is true physics. I did not understand any of the video. I must not be at the same level of awesome geniusness. Kudos for changing the world forever.

Such a classic. Well done.

For some reason, my work is blocking the Anarcho-Syndicalism 101 page at http://www.anarchosyndicalism.net/ (I’m a federal contractor; perhaps they think it’s subversive, and I don’t mean SVN). Fortunately, they don’t block Wikipedia, so now I know where you’re coming from. I’ve been interested for a while in how architectures affect how people interact and organize, and congratulate you for looking at how biases can affect that aspect of architecture. I also enjoyed the irony of the bowtie.

Gotta love April 1st! Creativity sure comes out in all endeavors…some of those words almost sounded real! Well done.