This is not an entry for voting, I cribbed it from an old Gary Larsen 'Far Side' cartoon, but it seems to fit:
" OMG, it IS Bob. Clyde, see if you can figure out what the devil he was going to demonstrate to us, and the rest of you get back to work. "
John: "I think it's a case of spotaneous combustion."
Peter: "All I told to the sales dude is that there is no way we can design what he's just sold to customers."
Sarah: "He turned purple and screamed something about sales commission and then... and then..."
I believe what we have here again is another instantaneous localized inverse micro-singularity tear in the fabric of our space time continuum that critically cascaded into a parallel dimension of anti-reality when executives, management, sales, marketing, and other dense objects had a simultaneous group think on project requirements. Maybe next time they will think to ask engineering to these meetings.
Each of the lucky five remaining managers of the original tight circle of ten pay tribute to
the Unlucky Five, who abruptly became economic pitfall casualties, attributed to postponed building maintenance.
Possibly helping to avert a self-premonition, thus revised...
"Here's where Max the Magnificent discards the unused Daniel Guidera monthly cartoon caption submissions, on track for another record so he'll be very busy."
Herb accidentally left the prototype nuclear-powered coffee-maker on all night long. When the water in the resevoir boiled away, the core experienced a melt-down. It's probably somewhere in China by now.
"...and thats why you dont allow a anti-hydrogen cube at zero point energy to rapidly evaporate and come in contact with regular matter."
"So our ZPE-Electric Vehicle is of the project list?"
CEO -"What happened here?"
Random Engineer- "... It’s all relative to an individual’s perspective sir. Some call it the great recession, others call it the housing market bubble, I call it the black hole."
CEO -"How can we avoid it?"
Same Random Engineer-"Well that is simple however few will agree with me. Just don’t invest in material goods that hold their value indefinitely even though their structural integrity is not maintained. Law of thermodynamics has shown us that everything wants to go to a higher energy state in turn causing decay and instability."
CEO -"English Please."
A Different Random Engineer -"You sure chief? Your CFO which currently lies at the bottom of this pit asked the same question. See as it stands we are not doing so good financially."
Please ignore last entry. Fixing typo:
So...due to yet another budget cut, this is the new cost efficient way to communicate with our Shanghai office...HEELLOOO! CAAAN YOOOU HEEEAAAR USSS?!? LET'S STAART THE MEEETING!
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.