E is for engineering too

Seems like every time Chuck introduces himself as President and CEO, people figure he must the Chief Executive Officer.  Well, he is that too, but more importantly, and more often, he’s the Chief Engineering Officer.  Testing products, till they break. Calculations on the white board.  Or in a notebook. Or
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Paperwork

The job isn’t complete until the paperwork is done.  An engineering adage as old as, well paper. Like pretty much every other engineer on the planet does from time to time, we’re struggling this week to get the paperwork for a design project 100.0% right and complete, in our case a set
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Great products

Lots of talk these days about great products, with said discussions usually including words like “gorgeous” or “sleek” or “great design” (or “Apple”).  But is form what defines a great design or function? Me, I tend to think of products being great when they accomplish their purpose admirably, are superbly engineered.manufactured
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Simple isn’t simple

The French mathematician Blaise Pascal once wrote, “I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.”  He was right–it’s a lot easier to write a long, rambling missive than a short, concise one.  Likewise, it’s easier to design a complex product than
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