13 Jun '12, 3pm

Most engineers are lazy…and that's often a good thing: via @ee_times

Most engineers are lazy…and that's often a good thing: via @ee_times

[OK, calm down, there's no need to get angry at me, at least not yet.] Here's what I mean : "lazy" is not the same as "sloth". When you are slothful, your preferred activity is to sit around doing nothing or very little, and avoid work. That's not engineers. But when you are lazy, you look to do things in the most efficient way possible, so you don’t have to re-do them, or so you have time for other things. In this sense, being lazy is just a complement to being efficient and productive—but without all the "running-around, looking-busy" mode we often see. Yes, some of that hustle and bustle is someone getting a lot done, but often, they are trying to play catch-up due to poor planning or ineffective execution of the task. But a lazy engineer: •looks at what has to be done, then tries to figure out what tools, techniques, setups, fixtures, and jigs will allow the overall pr...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4374110/Mo...

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