“Who’s Albert Einstein?” When I asked my 15 y/o daughter she replied, “Are you kidding me? He’s like the smartest dude in the world. Ever. E=MC2, man. The theory of relativity…” Her response made me almost as happy as last week when she heard a song from my PC and asked, “is that the Bottle Rockets?”

Wired magazine has an article by Rowan Hooper called A Century of Einstein. It’s been 100 years since Mr. Einstein wrote “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies.” Its theories are responsible for much of the technology we take for granted today. For example, if not for Al, you might not be reading this fascinating blog.

As the father of two teenagers, the author really grabbed me with his opening: “If you think it’s sometimes hard to understand how a teenager’s mind works, have some sympathy for Albert Einstein’s mother. When he was just a teenager, Einstein was pondering what a light wave would look like if he could observe it while moving at light speed.” While he solved the seemingly unanswerable, he didn’t get all the answers he was seeking. “I want to know how God created this world.” Then again, maybe he did.