“The Indefatigable Inventor”: IEEE article provides a comical look at Engineers

Posted August 7th, 2006 by Remlee Green

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The author of “The Indefatigable Inventor”, Charles S. “Bert” Fowler, provides a comical look at the field of engineering, the people in it, and their intuitive minds on and off the job in the July 2006 issue of “IEEE Spectrum” (v. 43, no. 7). From the evolution of the word “nerd,” to suggesting several inventions that are just part of an engineer’s job to “serve mankind,” this article dives into engineering culture and discusses dream inventions such as “The Headache Generator” and “The Dirty Clothes Compactor.”

-description from What’s New @ IEEE for Libraries, July 2006

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