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Lucky strikes-- again

Author: R W Lucky
Publisher: New York : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ©1993.
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"Lucky's book ... makes me laugh again and again ..."--Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television, Inc. Bob Lucky, author of the widely acclaimed "Reflections" column in Spectrum magazine, provides a humorous, nostalgic collection of ten years worth of his own reflections on typical situations engineers encounter during their careers. Spiced with 20% new anecdotes and personal experiences, LUCKY STRIKES ... AGAIN takes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lucky, R.W.
Lucky strikes-- again.
New York : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ©1993
(DLC) 92030769
(OCoLC)26503013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R W Lucky
ISBN: 9780470545164 047054516X
OCLC Number: 669008716
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 278 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword. --
Preface. --
Part 1 About Engineers. --
The Joy of Engineering. --
The Image Gap. --
The High-Tech Appeal. --
Celebrities as Engineers. --
Layers of Ability. --
Engineers: Dearth or Glut? --
The Best and the Brightest. --
Engineers: Born or Made? --
The Curriculum Dilemma. --
Giving Away the Store. --
Part 2 So What If Engineers Can't Talk or Write? --
The Gong Show. --
Feedback. --
The Banquet Speech. --
Sliding By. --
Not Ready for Prime Time. --
Credentials: Who Needs Them? --
A Way with Words. --
The Papermill. --
Part 3 The Fickleness of Technology. --
Rampant Technology. --
The Incredible Shrinking Transistor. --
What's Real Anymore? --
An Engineer in the Land of Lilliput. --
Goodbye, Heathkit. --
The Electronic Hobbyist. --
The Paper Airplane. --
A (Very Modern) Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. --
Coping with Complexity. --
Software Productivity. --
What's Bugging Us? --
Plugging In. --
The Wisdom of the Net. --
The Gigabit Network: Who Needs It? --
Part 4 Playing the Corporate Game. --
The Bean Counters. --
Corporate Communication. --
Management Power. --
Toward Dynamic Demos. --
The Fashionable Thing. --
Leapfrog a Generation! --
Proprietary Information. --
Tahiti or O'Hare? --
Committees and Canines. --
Turf. --
That Dreaded NIH Syndrome. --
Finger Pointing. --
Part 5 Looking at Life. --
The Geniuses Among Us. --
Diminishing Dinosaurs. --
The Dreaded Test. --
The Footsteps of Giants. --
Faking It. --
The Frenzied Life. --
What's Going On? --
The Information Age. --
Part 6 Fantasies of the Future. --
Coding Is Dead. --
Computer Aid. --
The Information Filter. --
The Phone Surrogate. --
The Communications Millennium. --
The Friendly Interface. --
The Ambitious Word Processor. --
The Grand Challenge. --
Carwars. --
Telepresence. --
HDTV ... and Then?
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"Lucky's book ... makes me laugh again and again ..."--Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television, Inc. Bob Lucky, author of the widely acclaimed "Reflections" column in Spectrum magazine, provides a humorous, nostalgic collection of ten years worth of his own reflections on typical situations engineers encounter during their careers. Spiced with 20% new anecdotes and personal experiences, LUCKY STRIKES ... AGAIN takes good-natured gibes at corporate bureaucrats while offering some not-so-subtle advice on ways to circumvent the bureaucracy and gives the bureaucrats some hints on when to look the other way.

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