I'm a student of electrical engineering with emphasis in computer engineering who started out as a student of graphical design and animation. How one drifts from a predominately artistic field such as design to a scientific and mathematical field such as engineering is a long tale full of plot twists and typos, spanning a handful of other professions and better left for another time.
I like to think that the fields aren't that different as they both rely heavily upon creativity and a reasonable understanding of the tools and boundaries necessary to the profession.
"1984" by George Orwell, and I'm sure there are others but none come to mind.
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, Pen, Paper, Brain, Wacom Bamboo, and Adobe Web Premium CS5.5
Yoga, programming (application level and hardware level), electrical engineering, welding, and cyber security among other things.
I had an interesting realization the other day which I thought might be worthy, after a bit of tinkering, of being recorded on something eternal like the internet. Ten minutes later, not only had I lost the thought, I completely forgot that I wanted to write anything down, and now all I remember is that I had a thought at some point about something and I'm unable to remember what triggered it or what it was about. I'd blame this on getting older but I'm too young to be mentally old and from recollection I've always been forgetful, but that would be relying upon my flawed powers of recollection.