This idea of integrating autistics into the workforce may be Danish postmodern, but it relies on a classic American formula.
That formula looks like what McConnell and Law are banking on to help the senator win another term.
Michael Jackson may have invented dancing zombies, but Dead and Breakfast perfected the formula by letting them sing, too.
1630s, "words used in a ceremony or ritual," from Latin formula "form, draft, contract, regulation; rule, method, formula," literally "small form," diminutive of forma "form" (see form (n.)).
Modern sense is colored by Carlyle's use (1837) of the word for "rule slavishly followed without understanding" [OED].
Men who try to speak what they believe, are naked men fighting men quilted sevenfold in formulae. [Charles Kingsley, "Letters," 1861]Mathematical use is from 1796; use in chemistry is from c.1846.
formula for·mu·la (fôr'myə-lə)
n. pl. for·mu·las or for·mu·lae (-lē')
A symbolic representation of the chemical composition or of the chemical composition and structure of a compound.
The chemical compound so represented.
A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe.
A liquid food for infants, containing most of the nutrients in human milk.
A mathematical statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
Plural formulas or formulae (fôr'myə-lē')
1. In logic, a sequence of symbols representing terms, predicates, connectives and quantifiers which is either true or false.
["Formula: A Programming Language for Expressive Computer Music", D.P. Anderson et al Computer 24(7):12 (Jul 1991)].
3. Preprocessor language for the Acorn Archimedes, allowing inline high-level statements to be entered in an assembly program. Written in nawk.