Breaking News
Blog

The Gold Standard in Engineering

View Comments: Threaded | Newest First | Oldest First
Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
great story
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 4:59:15 PM
NO RATINGS
What a wonderful story! I have to say that this is very much the kind of thing that can shape someone for life. it can turn someone from a "replacer" to a "fixer" in an instant!

_hm
User Rank
Author
Re: great story
_hm   2/22/2014 12:55:41 PM
NO RATINGS
I too say same - great story!

1. Why do you mention "Greaser". You could have used "Debonair and Maverick".

2. Also what about women engineers?

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: great story
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2014 2:15:44 PM
NO RATINGS
@_hm: Also what about women engineers?

Maybe I'm missing something, but as far as I can see, nothing in this column indicates that engineers are one sex or the other.

_hm
User Rank
Author
Re: great story
_hm   2/22/2014 5:23:12 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max:

"There was a boy on our block, about two years older than the rest of us, who was a tough kid. His hair was combed back in a DA, he never smiled, and he kept to himself. The word "greaser" didn't exist back then. When he saw us standing around, he ambled over to check out our wagon wake. Then he left and went to his house down the block.

A few minutes later he returned with one of his mom's bobby pins. Without saying a word, he flipped the wagon over, put the wheel back on the axle, and stuck the bobby pin in to serve as a makeshift cotter pin to hold the wheel in place."

- I get all macho image for engineer from this. Is may be coincidence. I would have preferred more with tom boy(!) girl who eventually becomes an engineer.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: great story
Max The Magnificent   2/23/2014 1:11:10 PM
NO RATINGS
@_hm: I get all macho image for engineer from this. Is may be coincidence. I would have preferred more with tom boy(!) girl who eventually becomes an engineer.

But the author of the blog is telling a true-life story -- he just told it the way it happened -- I'm guessing that he simply never thought of changing the lead character to a female just to make it read better -- if you look at the rest of the piece -- there is no indication whatsoever as to whether engineers and engineering leans more toward male than female.

_hm
User Rank
Author
Re: great story
_hm   2/23/2014 4:55:36 PM
NO RATINGS
@Max: I agree.

But in real life women improvize in difficult circumstances and contribute so many subtle things to world and they even get credit lesser as compare to (all) engineers. We need to post more blog for this.

 

Wnderer
User Rank
Author
Fixed your wagon.
Wnderer   2/21/2014 7:10:13 PM
NO RATINGS
So some big tough kid really fixed your wagon.

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fix+your+wagon

More Blogs
Has the semiconductor industry finally reached the level of maturity that requires reduction in R&D spending to continue growing earnings as revenue growth slows? Maybe it does.
In the make-versus-buy thinking for embedded firmware, be sure to understand the total cost of ownership.
The rumor that Microsoft copied DRI's CP/M operating system and sold it to IBM as MS-DOS is getting a new hearing. Software forensics expert Bob Zeidman will reveal new findings from his examination of previously unavailable source code.
Vendors are making slooooow progress toward interoperable environments for the consumer Internet of Things.
A new investigation of ReRAMs/RRAMs demonstrates that the electric field-driven movement of oxygen ions causes disruptive changes in the structure of oxides on a much larger scale than ever previously imagined.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed