Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
By Rob Holston
August 29, 2016
A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device, or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).
It is expected that by the year 2015 the term will be commonly replaced with the phrase: “ObamaCare”.
Received August 27, 2016
- Published August 29, 2016
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