Engineer: A New Definition

   Posted by: Shantanu Goel   in Culture, fun, work

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Came across this funny, but still thought provoking, definition of an engineer.

(Taken from “The Embedded Muse”, a useful embedded stuff related newsletter published by Jack Ganssel.)

“An engineer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis
of being able to turn out with prolific fortitude infinite strings of
incomprehensible formulas calculated with micrometric precision from
vague assumptions which are based on debatable figures taken from
inconclusive experiments carried out with instruments of problematical
accuracy by persons of questionable mentality and doubtful reliability
for the avowed purpose of annoying and confusing a hopelessly
chimerical group of esoteric fanatics referred to altogether too
frequently as technicians.”

Crossposted to both my blogs: My Technophilic Musings and Never Knew I Was Living In The World

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Quote of the day: Grandpa: My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star.

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5 comments so far


Hi Shantz,

Its been long time … and good to see you back in action … nice definition of our species!

Do visit my blog tooo …

February 15th, 2008 at 6:38 pm
Shantanu Goel

thnx man.. will do..:)

February 16th, 2008 at 1:31 am
Pooja gupta

hey Shantz..
I’ve been quite unsuccessful in posting comments on ur blog..
Plz help!

February 26th, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Shantanu Goel

Pooja, your comments were added fine, they just went into the moderation queue for approval. Thanks for the comments 🙂

February 26th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

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