Check out user-submitted photos of some astonishingly messy engineering work stations. It's clearly a sign of genius.
Earlier in the week, I posted photos of engineering workspaces of the late Jim Williams (Linear Technology) and Bob Pease (National Semiconductor). Seeing those photos prompted me to ask, "What about yours?" How messy are there and, ergo, how much of a genius are you, really?
The photos are rolling in, and we're on the hunt for more!. We'll collect as many as we can as they come in in the coming days, and then we'll put the photos to a vote: Whose workstation shouts most loudly: "genius."
Check them out:
Christopher Nelson, Ft. Wayne, IN
I had to ask: Chris, what's up with the chair?? I actually don't remember how it got there. I am 6'4" and destroyed the first few chairs when I came to work so it is probably one of those. Currently, part of what I do help design computers for audio professionals. This area is a R&D, testing and repair area.
I would love to have the top manager at my last employer be made to look at these desks and then be shown how productive and creative the engineers were. He was one of those types who had outlines on the desk for where the phone and pad should be, and he valued neat far above organized. The same mind believed that all engineering talent was equal. Need I say more?
Anyone who’s worked in chip industry will have listened to the hardware guys blaming a software problem, only to cross the room and find that the software guys are convinced that “the problem’s in the hardware.”