Why do engineers do it? (Was: Reorganization Question)

Subject: Why do engineers do it? (Was: Reorganization Question)
From: Jim Grey <jimgrey -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 09:17:00 EST

Gary Comins <gcomins -at- WORLD -dot- STD -dot- COM> asked:
>If the engineers are not customer-oriented, and do not care what happens
>to the product when it leaves their department, what is their motivation
>for designing and working on the hardware or software?

Many engineers work for the sake of the mental challenge, for the
opportunity to expand their knowledge, for the chance to try new things.
It's the behavior of the geek.

jim grey |"Ain't nothin' better in the world, you know
jimgrey -at- iquest -dot- net|Than lyin' in the sun, listenin' to the radio!"

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