Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Scientist and Engineer

In Malaysian schools they apparently ask children to tell them what their career aspirations are when they don't have a clue. Here's someones card.

Now, how the heck can you want to be both a scientist and an engineer. Scientists are people who look for perfect solutions and models and explanations and all that crud. Basically they have their heads in the clouds while their butts are sinking beneath the waves like the rest of us.

I'm an engineer. If chewing gum/duct tape/a rubber band will hold it together then that's what we go with. Remember, there's only two things you need in your tool box....WD 40 and duct tape. If it should move use the WD 40, if it should use the duct tape. Screws can be opened with finger nails, coins, car keys, credit card (it costs you money to get an instant replacement by the way). Bolts? Well only scientists use thigns like bolts, after all why bolt something when you may have to open it when it's broken?

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