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Content posted in April 2011
Flip video's rise and fall just the latest chapter in ongoing tool dilemma
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4/28/2011   7 comments
Optimized, single-purpose tool; multipurpose tool; or infinitely flexible tool: there is no "best" choice
Electronics companies falling down on the job: survey
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4/27/2011   44 comments
Engineers don't trust management and lack career opportunities in their companies, according to a new survey
When a worthy design priority has unpleasant consequences
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4/20/2011   27 comments
Having an overriding project priority can also yield less-pleasant attributes
Does your job suck?
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4/20/2011   22 comments
We hear many complaints about incompetent management, company vision and lack of respect. Just how bad is it?
Why engineers should run for political office
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4/19/2011   18 comments
The 112th Congress has five engineers. We need a lot more. That's where you come in.
Engineers hijack Libyan telecommunications system
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4/13/2011   15 comments
A group of engineers is doing its part to help topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi
My Geiger counter doesn’t count (sob sob)
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4/8/2011   93 comments
Sad to relate, my do-it-yourself Geiger counter kit has not – as yet – counted anything. But is this because it is broken, or because I have not yet presented it with anything to count?
TI-National Semiconductor a requiem for an era
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4/8/2011   32 comments
TI buys National: The valley is dead, long live the valley
Sorry, EEs: it’s not all about you
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4/7/2011   10 comments
A medical-device design show confirms: it takes much more than "electronics" to make products real
Indian technical education found lacking
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4/5/2011   60 comments
India's technical education system is not turning out qualified job applicants


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