Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 4   >   >>
kdboyce
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
kdboyce   8/2/2011 5:22:55 AM
NO RATINGS
How about the Rodney McKay character of Stargate Atlantis? Whenever I saw the shows, he was kinda like a souped up Scotty of Star Trek. Oh well...all of it wasn't real so why should the characters be portrayed correctly?

yadayada
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
yadayada   8/1/2011 8:39:02 PM
NO RATINGS
The best "enginering" shows on TV are all on Discovery and Science networks. Build It Bigger (with an architect host ... sigh) Big Bigger Biggest How It's Made Mythbusters But, an engineer as the protagonist or antagonist in a drama? Batman and Ironman come to mind :-)

ndancer
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
ndancer   8/1/2011 8:06:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey, Max. I hadn't heard that, but I'll use it. Thanks.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
Max The Magnificent   8/1/2011 7:57:06 PM
NO RATINGS
@ndancer The way I remember that quote is: If itís green or wriggles, itís biology. If it stinks, itís chemistry. If it doesnít work, itís physics. If itís useful, itís engineering.

klyons954
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
klyons954   8/1/2011 7:53:15 PM
NO RATINGS
I find that the better I do my job the less visible I am. As a profession, I think that is also largely the case as well. A lot of the moments when I get special credit happen when I am fixing something that is broken, either a design or a schedule. Engineering in media is too often unrealistic or negative. Not seeing engineering happen on TV probably does not hurt us at all.

ndancer
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
ndancer   8/1/2011 7:51:40 PM
NO RATINGS
A bizarre subspecies of some sort? Hum, let me think. I guess I can relate to that. Yes, I'm sure I can. There are the software guys that don't know which end of a soldering iron to hold (although the learning curve is quite short), there are the hardware types that think data classes are taken in college, and there are the chemical types ... One of my professors in college broke the physical sciences into three categories: if it moves, it's biology; if it stinks, it's chemistry; if it doesn't work, it's physics. Yes, I can relate to a bizarre subspecies. I really can.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
Max The Magnificent   8/1/2011 6:41:29 PM
NO RATINGS
I keep on meaning to do something about this ... but I always get hung up on who we should get to play me on TV and on the big screen ... we need to keep it realistic, of course ... perhaps today's version of a young Tom Cruise...

BicycleBill
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
BicycleBill   7/30/2011 8:20:09 PM
NO RATINGS
Two comments to the above: --yes, there are shows where engineers are key to the plotline or to helping the lead characters, but that's not the same as being the lead --re McGyver: I heard so much about this series over the years that I actually got DVDs of the series from a library, watched about 10-12 episodes, and was very disappointed: the actual amount of "engineering" or improvisation is very, very little. Somehow, the show has a lingering reputation that is much more impressive than the episodes I saw!

agk
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
agk   7/30/2011 11:59:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Engineers to be brought into TV shows.xamples are those in space research, satelite designs,sophisticated instruments in the fields of medical diagonasis,geology,contributors towards education,inventors of new technology . definitely pople will enjoy viewing their achivements and it will induce the minds of youth.

Stu4
User Rank
Author
re: It's a new TV season soon, and again, engineers are mostly missing
Stu4   7/29/2011 9:18:27 PM
NO RATINGS
Ah, but what about Star Trek. Engineering figured prominently usually getting them out of the frying pan with seconds to spare.

<<   <   Page 3 / 4   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

March 28 is Arduino Day -- Break Out the Party Hats!
Max Maxfield
7 comments
Well, here's a bit of a conundrum. I just received an email from my chum David Ashton who hails from the "Unfinished Continent" Down Under. David's message was short and sweet; all he said ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
1 Comment
Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
Martin Rowe
5 comments
Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
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 ...

Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptopís 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avagoís ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Flash Poll