Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 28/10/2014 - 00:00
With the rapid change in technology, it is incredible that a keyboard layout designed in 1873 for one of the first mechanical typewriters – the QWERTY keyboard – is still the basis of all our keyboards today.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 00:00
There is nothing quite like spending time in the African bush for one of life’s truly enjoyable experiences – watching animals thrive in their native habitat - such as rhinos, giraffes, elephants and gemsbok.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 30/09/2014 - 00:00
Whether you like or not – we are all in a feverish state of learning new things. Whether it is to learn how to use a new process at work or how to use the Windows operating system or how to handle a new automated torque wrench – we are all learning. Particularly in engineering...
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 23/09/2014 - 00:00
The various engineering companies’ recruiting practices never cease to amaze me in how varied and often random they appear to be. This applies to all situations – no matter whether one is recruiting a plumber to chief engineer and from a one-man to a multinational company.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 00:00
Whenever, one thinks of protecting intellectual property (IP) such as engineering designs and inventions, one tends to think of patents. After all, some firms file a ferocious number of patents every year to protect their IP...
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:00
We all get annoyed on occasion. One would think that working in an engineering environment means that everyone is super rational, objective and left brain-oriented. However irritations are quite normal and people can get quite emotional – as you have no doubt experienced.
Submitted by steve.mackay on Tue, 02/09/2014 - 00:00
It is the nightmare scenario for any major engineering infrastructure investment – the arrival of something smaller, better and considerably cheaper which rapidly makes the original investment worthless. We see this happening all the time in a range of items ranging from phones to books.