Jack Rupert, PE
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Wrap-Up and Paper
Jack Rupert, PE   7/18/2011 3:08:24 PM
Great idea for a quick summary.  When you don't have the time, this is a great place to find what you need and ignore what you don't.

As far as paper vs. digital is concerned, web-based and PDF is great for sharing and creating a library, but for new content, I'm keeping the hardcopy coming in my mailbox until they pry it from me!

Beth Stackpole
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Interdisciplinary engineering
Beth Stackpole   7/18/2011 12:15:51 PM
In terms of the hiring front, this whole trend that puts interdisciplinary engineering back in the spotlight has the potential for some serious jobs creation. More and more companies are going to need these skills in order to take their products to the next level. Definitively a career opportunity for those who keep their skills in step.

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Automation and Control Wrap Up - Two Thumbs UP!
BobGroh   7/18/2011 11:05:18 AM
Excellent idea to have a weekly wrapup. I especially enjoyed the variety of topics - with particular emphasis (from my perspective) on the hiring plans. Also thought the comment about the increasing emphasis on security. Lots of talk and finally some action.

Rob Spiegel
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Automation and Control Beat Wrap-Up
Rob Spiegel   7/18/2011 10:53:35 AM
Good idea, Alex. It's hard to keep up with emerging trends in automation and control by just going story to story. A one-stop is truly needed.

You're right about that worm scaring engineers. Plants are vulnerable. Deploying plant-wide networks has created openings. IT has tried to wrap security around these networks, b.ut the plant is not an office. You can't shut the plant down each night to install upgrades.

Charles Murray
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Hiring sprees
Charles Murray   7/18/2011 10:49:29 AM
If Siemens and Applied Manufacturing Technologies are hiring, it's a good sign for manufacturing and, hopefully, for the economy in general.

Jennifer Campbell
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Great round-up
Jennifer Campbell   7/18/2011 10:48:09 AM
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Great round-up, Alex. It's nice to know what is going on out there in the tech world. I have to say, whether you are a techie or not, and no matter your age, paper is important. I, at times, prefer it over the Web. There's nothing like the smell of fresh newsprint or even just curling up on the couch with a new magazine that just came in the mail. What do you think readers? - print or online; a trip to the library or an e-reader? Let the debate begin!

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