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Richard Erlacher
12/24/13 02:03
  12/24/13 02:05

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Denver, Co

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#190212 - The core of engineering is not experimenting
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
Far too many folks believe that engineers are supposed to play around in the lab and make sparks and smoke.

I've always believed that the engineer's task is to produce specifications. That includes spec's for the device, for the components, for the manufacturing technology to be applied, for the debug process, and, of course, for the acceptance testing, including the equipment and fixtures to be applied to acceptance testing. I shouldn't even have to be the one who performs the tests. I simply specify the hardware and software to be used, and how to operate it.

Once the acceptance test spec's are approved by the client and me, the job is defined and disagreements are easily avoided. Most importantly, I have a firm contract indicating at what point I get paid.


List of 16 messages in thread
Old PS2 Keyboards (White) Working, New Keyboard not working      Mohit Gupta      11/28/13 23:59      
   "working fine" (sic)      Andy Neil      11/29/13 01:28      
      PS2 Keyboards are not working      Mohit Gupta      12/01/13 22:00      
          "working fine" (sic)       Andy Neil      12/02/13 02:21      
   Maybe this will help      Richard Erlacher      12/04/13 11:19      
      Here's a link that might be useful      Richard Erlacher      12/20/13 05:30      
         Dead horse?      Andy Neil      12/20/13 15:33      
            Far too many queries fail to define "working"        Richard Erlacher      12/21/13 01:13      
               Working      Mahmood Elnasser      12/21/13 01:34      
               RE: Far too many queries fail to define "working"      Andy Neil      12/21/13 02:18      
               The difference between "Engineering" and just hacking?      Andy Neil      12/21/13 02:48      
                  The core of engineering is not experimenting        Richard Erlacher      12/24/13 02:03      
                     experimenting equals ....      Erik Malund      12/25/13 10:23      
                        Yes ... likewise, believing the first page of the datasheet      Richard Erlacher      12/26/13 01:16      
                           RE: believing the first page of the datasheet      Andy Neil      12/26/13 06:56      
                              Exactly!      Richard Erlacher      12/26/13 13:37      

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