JUST FOR FUN

Subject: JUST FOR FUN
From: Worthington <debral -at- FALCON -dot- CC -dot- UKANS -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 1995 22:06:06 -0500

Post this in the JUST FOR FUN section.

Here is an ad that appeared in a 1954 radio publication

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Engineering

_WRITERS_

Engineers, E.E. or Physics graduates, for preparation
of technical manuals...

Hughes Research and Development Laboratories'
expanding program for production of radar, electronic digital computers,
guided missiles and other military advanced electronic systems and
devices requires the following:

1.) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS GRADUATES to prepare
operating, servicing and overhauling instructions for complex
electronic equipment. Those with previous maintenance experience
on military equipment preferred. Writers will participate in a
three-month program in our technical training school to become
familiar with the latest Hughes equipment prior to writing
assignments.

2.) ENGINEERS EXPERIENCED in the writing and preparation of
maintenance manuals for electronic equipment or guided
missles. These specialists will work step-by-step with the
people designing, developing and manufacturing the products
involved. Experience in the writing of engineering reports
is of value.

HOW TO APPLY

Write full details of your
qualifications to

HUGHES

Research and Development Laboratories
Scientific and Engineering Staff
Culver City, Los Angeles County, California

Assurance is required that relocation of the applicant
will not cause disruption of an urgent military project

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So much for the current discussion about teaching engineers to write, or
teaching English grads to be engineers. Seems like Hughes had their
answer back in 1954.

BTW, no mention of SMEs, Comm grads, or English grads in the Hughes ad.
Hmmm, maybe a relatively recent phenomenon to accommodate all of us
starving Liberal Arts grads.

Bill


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