Top engineer terminologies
This list was given to me by our head of engineering the other day, and I thought I would share it with you. (sorry if this has already been posted, but I searched and didn't come up with anything).
Top 20 Engineers' Terminologies
1. A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES ARE BEING TRIED: We are still pissing in
2. EXTENSIVE REPORT IS BEING PREPARED ON A FRESH APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM:
We just hired three kids fresh out of college.
3. CLOSE PROJECT COORDINATION: We know who to blame.
4. MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH: It works OK, but looks very hi-tech.
5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS DELIVERED ASSURED: We are so far behind schedule
the customer is happy to get it delivered.
6. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAL TESTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE: The darn thing blew up
when we threw the switch.
7. TEST RESULTS WERE EXTREMELY GRATIFYING: We are so surprised that the
stupid thing works.
8. THE ENTIRE CONCEPT WILL HAVE TO BE ABANDONED: The only person who
understood the thing quit.
9. IT IS IN THE PROCESS: It is so wrapped up in red tape that the situation
is about hopeless.
10. WE WILL LOOK INTO IT: Forget it! We have enough problems for now.
11. PLEASE NOTE AND INITIAL: Let's spread the responsibility for the screw up.
12. GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF YOUR THINKING: We'll listen to what you have to say
as long as it doesn't interfere with what we've already done.
13. GIVE US YOUR INTERPRETATION: I can't wait to hear this bull!
14. SEE ME or LET'S DISCUSS: Come into my office, I'm lonely.
15. ALL NEW: Parts not interchangeable with the previous design.
16. RUGGED: Too damn heavy to lift!
17. LIGHTWEIGHT: Lighter than RUGGED.
18. YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT: One finally worked.
19. ENERGY SAVING: Achieved when the power switch is off.
20. LOW MAINTENANCE: Impossible to fix if broken.
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