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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Part 1: The Chief Research Chemist at the Metaplast Corportation Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: The Chief Research Chemist at the Metaplast Corportation Summary and Analysis

After completing his studies at MIT, Feynman briefly goes into business with a friend of his from his hometown of Far Rockaway. As children, these two performed science demonstrations together for the amusement of the other kids in the neighborhood. The friend developed a method for metal-plating plastics, and wants Feynman's help getting the business (called the Metaplast Corporation) off the ground. Feynman is assigned the title of "Chief Research Chemist" and is largely successful in working out a lot of the kinks in his friend's metal plating process.

The company decides to run advertisements, featuring photographs of their best work, in Modern Plastics magazine.

Business really takes off when the company is hired to create metal plated plastic pens. The pens are sold widely...

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