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Could it be the obvious: that engineers are tuned to the dynamics of structures, in contrast to the lawyers, MBAs and Adpeople who are more focused on the gaming of systems, and perceptions.

The only perception element of eg a bridge is whether it is elegant technology or not. In engineering, 'integrity' is vital. I know it is not in quite the same sense as the human one - but for engineers it is an important insight in their deealing with organizations/structures of people.

Nokia for example accepts enormous redundancy in their organization because it allows them great flexibility in facing change. I was shocked to read that there are some US bridges that are so 'linear' that a single component failure could bring the whole thing crashing down.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Aug 10th, 2007 at 08:57:09 AM EST
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