Due to popular demand, a further installment:
Engineers have different objectives when it comes to social
"Normal" people expect to accomplish several unrealistic things from
* Stimulating and thought-provoking conversation * Important social
* A feeling of connectedness with other humans
In contrast to "normal" people, engineers have rational objectives for
* Get it over with as soon as possible.
* Avoid getting invited to something unpleasant.
* Demonstrate mental superiority and mastery of all subjects.
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William Chops Westfield
Come on, get to the good part:
Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily
available, they will create their own problems. Normal people don't
understand this concept; they believe that if it ain't broke, don't
fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have
enough features yet.
David J. Porter
On Tue, 30 Jul 1996 14:11:42 PDT, William Chops Westfield wrote:
>Come on, get to the good part:
> Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily
> available, they will create their own problems. Normal people don't
> understand this concept; they believe that if it ain't broke, don't
> fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have
> enough features yet.
Can we finally credit Scott Adams with these quotes?
They are from his new Best Seller _ The Dilbert Principle_.
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