I’m a big believer you should design work around a vast majority of people who want to do the right thing rather than around the tiny minority who might take advantage.
– Gail Kelly
I joined the staff of EMI in Middlesex in 1951, where I worked for a while on radar and guided weapons and later ran a small design laboratory. During this time, I became particularly interested in computers, which were then in their infancy. It was interesting, pioneering work at that time: drums and tape decks had to be designed from scratch.
– Godfrey Hounsfield
I’m a perfectionist. And that’s served me very well in my career. It allows me to handle these large, complex problems without letting things fall through the cracks… That is the mentality you have to have to attack these complex problems of chip design, for example, when you’re overwhelmed with complexity.
– Henry Samueli
Flying through a hurricane is the most fearsome shaking you will ever get. Everything has to be tied down in the airplane. And the IMAX camera has to be rock-steady through all this. We had to design special mounts on the left and right sides of the cabin and in the cockpit to hold the cameras.
– Greg MacGillivray
We call the fates of the Titanic and the Concordia – as well as those of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia – ‘accidents.’ Foreseeing such undesirable events is what engineers are expected to do. However, design trade-offs leave technological systems open to failings once predicted, but later forgotten.
– Henry Petroski