🧠 TIL about AM/FM

AM/FM: Engineer’s term distinguishing the inevitable clunky real-world faultiness of “Actual Machines” from the power-fantasy techno-dreams of “Fucking Magic.”


I learned about this wonderful term from DoNotEat01’s latest video which discusses the unrealistic promises of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop.

If you have even an ounce of interest in the subject of how humans design the cities we live in, I strongly recommend watching DoNotEat01’s video series titled “Power, Politics, & Planning” which uses the computer game Cities: Skylines to demonstrate real-world city planning history and conundrums.

Full playlist can be viewed here