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Do engineers ever Quit?

Question asked by humangod in #Coffee Room on Oct 19, 2008
humangod
humangod 路 Oct 19, 2008
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I mean seriously do they ever call it the quits. As far as I am considered I am never gonna call it the quits when it comes to innovating. Do you guys agree? Posted in: #Coffee Room
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Oct 19, 2008
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Yes, engineers do call it quits. I've seen 20,000 engineers who give up easily.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya 路 Oct 19, 2008
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Biggie that 20k not quit the simply leech the things mostly people comes here for that purpose if they got something or got nothing they quit this place. They are are thinking for self. Nothing else.
humangod
humangod 路 Oct 19, 2008
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You are in someways right. I mean seriously, many people call it the quits, I wish they don't and I hope this forum can play a part in promoting innovation. I am sure it does.

You rock BigK! 馃榿


The_Big_K
Yes, engineers do call it quits. I've seen 20,000 engineers who give up easily.
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 20, 2008
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yeah...engineers never Quit...when it comes to Innovation or when they are struggling with any problem.... That's how a engineer should be.... 馃槑

If they give up easily...then what's the reason being engineer....this is what i personally feel 馃槨
humangod
humangod 路 Oct 20, 2008
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I don't know if I am right here. But I don't believe that engineering is innovating. I think engineering is more towards solving problems and finding solutions. That's how we all are trained as engineers to find solutions. But now I think its high time we change and start innovating. There needs to be a huge shift in thinking. Correct me if I am wrong. 馃槙
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Oct 21, 2008
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humangod
I don't know if I am right here. But I don't believe that engineering is innovating. I think engineering is more towards solving problems and finding solutions. That's how we all are trained as engineers to find solutions. But now I think its high time we change and start innovating. There needs to be a huge shift in thinking. Correct me if I am wrong. 馃槙
Engineering is a combination of innovation & problem solving. There are engineers who have been doing that. Take a look at our Small Talks -> https://www.crazyengineers.com/small-talk and you will see what these engineers have done.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ 路 Oct 21, 2008
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humangod
But I don't believe that engineering is innovating. I think engineering is more towards solving problems and finding solutions.
I think engineering is very innovative 馃榾 I've read so many new technological breakthroughs in electronics, optics, nano, communications, robotics, etc.

Perhaps innovation is such a norm in engineering (well, not in CE, yet 馃槈 ) that people expect much more cooler things to come out. I think thats a common issue, which relates to why students wants to do the coolest and newest things instead of looking at existing technologies and understanding the underlying innovation in them.

Anyhow, true engineers would never quit. There's always a way to solve something, and engineers possess the gift to find it.

Something I read recently on IEEE Spectrum:

Optimist: The glass is half full
Pessimist: The glass is half empty
Engineer: The glass needs to be redesigned

馃槈
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 21, 2008
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ash
Optimist: The glass is half full
Pessimist: The glass is half empty
Engineer: The glass needs to be redesigned

馃槈
Nice One Ash.... that explains what an engineer is.....馃榾
humangod
humangod 路 Oct 21, 2008
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I agree that there are a lot of innovative engineers, however I think they are exceptions. Think about the millions of other engineers who don't innovate and if I am not wrong innovation is one thing, invention is another, so I don't think we could call all of them innovative.

@Big_K: I have seen the small talk, impressive

and everybody else, my point is that engineering does not teach us innovation, neither does it teach us how to be customer centric, I am actually not sure what it teaches us other than being systematic.

As always i could be wrong so criticisms welcome. 馃槢
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Oct 21, 2008
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humangod
and everybody else, my point is that engineering does not teach us innovation, neither does it teach us how to be customer centric, I am actually not sure what it teaches us other than being systematic.
Innovation and creativity cannot be taught. Engineering education helps you understand the applications of sciences. This indeed helps engineers innovate.
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 21, 2008
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@ Human God......
Yeah... what you said is exactly correct...."Now a days Lot of Engineers lack innovation"...

Innovation and Invention means same but applied in Different Contexts

Invention : Discovering something new and Novel....
Innovation: Making the invention into commercial Product....

No one in the world teaches Innovation..rather they inspire to do innovation .... that's how it is...... :smile:
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ 路 Oct 22, 2008
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The_Big_K
Innovation and creativity cannot be taught. Engineering education helps you understand the applications of sciences. This indeed helps engineers innovate.
That is true. Learning engineering gives one the tools and skills for innovation (lots of it, in fact), but it depends on the person's urge to do so.

@anuragh27crony

I think innovation means introducing an improved and novel concept for an existing idea or process. It doesnt necessarily entail commercializing an idea. Even inventions can be turned into something commercial quickly 馃榾

While innovations seem "easier" to do than inventions, its by no way less amazing.
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 22, 2008
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ash
I think innovation means introducing an improved and novel concept for an existing idea or process. It doesnt necessarily entail commercializing an idea. Even inventions can be turned into something commercial quickly 馃榾
Those definitions are obtained by googling 馃槑....thanks for correcting...馃槢
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ 路 Oct 22, 2008
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anuragh27crony
Those definitions are obtained by googling 馃槑....thanks for correcting...馃槢
Oh yes, you are right 馃槢

I'm wondering.. if an engineer faces something that seems "impossible", what should he/she do?

I think no task is impossible. There's always an alternative way to get things done 馃榾
humangod
humangod 路 Oct 22, 2008
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The definitions sound nice, however i guess inventions are more or less are almost always a product of necessity. Innovation on the other hand is the product of genius, I hope we see more innovation because it drives change.


And an off topic question: Am I doing something wrong or is something wrong with vBulletin? When I try to change my avatar it says Invalid file, I tried giving an avatar address on my server too. I am a little lazy on this one, so the Good Admin may forgive me for posting it here 馃榿
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 22, 2008
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humangod
And an off topic question: Am I doing something wrong or is something wrong with vBulletin? When I try to change my avatar it says Invalid file, I tried giving an avatar address on my server too. I am a little lazy on this one, so the Good Admin may forgive me for posting it here 馃榿
Posting here is not an Issue....being a new member....it is fine....

Just send _Big_K.... a private message ...explaining your problem...he is the best person to contact.... 馃榾
anuragh27crony
anuragh27crony 路 Oct 22, 2008
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ash
Oh yes, you are right 馃槢

I'm wondering.. if an engineer faces something that seems "impossible", what should he/she do?

I think no task is impossible. There's always an alternative way to get things done 馃榾
Yeah ash...you are right....

If anyone gives their best shot to solve impossible... then it will become Possible (90%) ... 馃槑
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Oct 22, 2008
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[Off Topic] Any questions related to the site can be posted in new members' joint. There's a known issue with uploading of avatars. It will be fixed soon.

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