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Software is from Mars, hardware is from Pluto
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8/25/2010   24 comments
Engineers learn the hard way why it’s critical to communicate when a major requirement gets missed
Bigwig messes with robotic system, causing problems for the programmer
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/15/2010   10 comments
The humor factor proves problematic for the engineer responsible for a robotic delivery system
A serious case of component overload
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/10/2010   26 comments
An engineer finds himself literally knee-deep in resistors, thanks to a well-intentioned, but misguided purchasing agent
Get ready to swarm: 10 changes to the way we work in the next decade
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8/5/2010   20 comments
The world of today is dramatically different from 20 years ago and with the lines between work and non-work already badly frayed, we predict that the nature of work will witness 10 key changes through 2020.
How to win the EE Times Caption Contest
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8/4/2010   3 comments
Our first winner describes how she did it, and how you can too
NXP Cortex-MO LPC1100 design competition enters final phase
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8/1/2010   3 comments
Ten designs have made it to the final phase—weigh in by August 16, 2010 on your favorite


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Well, I have to admit that I have a great big Cheshire Cat-type grin plastered on my face at the moment, because the prototype for my Vetinari Clock project is now well underway.

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Open Office: Your Fart is My Problem
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Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
Rich Quinnell
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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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