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What innovation pushed us beyond cavemen?
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9/22/2011   42 comments
When I asked what the greatest innovation ever was, I thought we’d all be happily arguing between, say, the printed-circuit board and the Faraday cage. Wrong.
This new supervillain can ruin your day
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9/22/2011   4 comments
Our August caption winner came up with the name of our masked man--now we just need a new hero to fight him!
Vote for the best cartoon caption for August
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9/8/2011   2 comments
Daniel Guidera actually managed to come up with a cartoon that had our engineers struggling for a clever caption. Check out the five finalists and pick your favorite.
September caption contest: Who's up there?
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9/6/2011   86 comments
Look, up there, why is this guy in our ceiling? Enter our September caption contest by submitting your witty caption in the comments field.


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Max Maxfield

Saddleback Sale – It's Happy Dance Time
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the products from Saddleback Leather. As I sit here at my desk, I'm wearing one of their 1¾" wide Tow Belts, upon which rests one of their Belt ...

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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...