Collaboration (13 Apr 2005)
The process of improving existing capabilities and adapting them to new applications relies on something that we do not need to teach, something that is inherent in the way the best technologists operate. Creative engineers are, by nature, problem solvers, always seeking ways to employ advances in technology in new and better ways. It is an extraordinarily exciting activity. Look back to the era of the first European ocean voyagers, the lack of reliable time-keepers to determine longitude, the reliance on crude devices such as the cross-staff to make astronomical observations. The navigators' achievements were astonishing, but consider where we are by contrast today.
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(Reith Lectures 2005)
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