Word of the day

The word for today is…

allotrope (noun) – A structurally differentiated form of an element that exhibits allotropy. Graphite, charcoal, diamond, bucky-balls and graphene are all allotropes of carbon.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1847, back-formation from allotropy “variation of physical properties without change of substance,” from allo- + -tropy

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Peter is a fourth generation New Zealander, with both his mothers and fathers folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870’s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, two cats and assorted computers.

His work history has been in the timber, banking and real estate industries, and he’s now enjoying retirement. He has been interested in computers for over thirty years and is a strong advocate for free open source software. He is Chairman of the SeniorNet Hutt City Committee.