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Slideshow: 25 Greatest Engineering Quotes

Charles Murray

January 29, 2014

23 Slides

To the world at large, engineering is a bit of a mystery. Its practice is complex, and the people who ply the trade aren't anxious to explain it to those who don't.

Still, the outside world occasionally provides insight, perhaps in ways that engineers might not. Engineers sometimes step outside their stoic circles to supply a greater understanding of their profession.

Here we've collected a few of those insights. From engineers and business executives to actors and cartoonists, we present thoughts on engineering, from inside and out.


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About the Author(s)

Charles Murray

Charles Murray is a former Design News editor and author of the book, Long Hard Road: The Lithium-Ion Battery and the Electric Car, published by Purdue University Press. He previously served as a DN editor from 1987 to 2000, then returned to the magazine as a senior editor in 2005. A former editor with Semiconductor International and later with EE Times, he has followed the auto industry’s adoption of electric vehicle technology since 1988 and has written extensively about embedded processing and medical electronics. He was a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for his story, “The Making of a Medical Miracle,” about implantable defibrillators. He is also the author of the book, The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997. Murray’s electronics coverage has frequently appeared in the Chicago Tribune and in Popular Science. He holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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