The Top 10 Things Engineering School Didn’t Teach

  • There are at least 10 types of capacitors.
  • Theory tells you how a circuit works, not why it does not work.
  • Not everything works according to the specs in the data book.
  • Anything practical you learn will be obsolete before you use it, except the complex math, which you will never use.
  • Always try to fix the hardware with software.
  • Engineering is like having an 8 a.m. class and a late afternoon lab every day for the rest of your life.
  • Overtime pay? What overtime pay?
  • Managers, not engineers, rule the world.
  • If you like junk food, caffeine and all-nighters, go into software.
  • Dilbert is a documentary.
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