When many people think of computer programmers, they envision Cap’n Crunch munching counter-culturalists that spend nights obsessing with things few of us care to know about. Surgeons, on the other hand, tend to convey qualities of professionalism, authority, and adherence to executing procedures in a well studied, pre-defined way. Because of ready access to modern technology and ubiquitously available information on how to apply it, a popular trend has appeared comprising people who are doing their best to implant anything they can think of into their bodies. The Verge magazine has an eye-opening and skin lacerating look at what some folks are actually doing inside their homes.
(hat tip: Popular Science)