A lot of gamers are tech geeks, even more gamers I've met like to pretend they are and, heck, I think it's fun to make up weird science explanations on the fly.
But is it possible to use technobabble as a resolution mechanic?
Can you actually write into a rules system: "you can solve technical problems by giving a convincing explanation - the more convincing, the better it works," or is that too subjective?
Is there, perhaps some middle ground? I'd very much like to find ways to encourage players to spout off lame (and excellent) technological ideas in a story game of some kind.