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Friday, February 09, 2007
Herbert Hoover on engineering
President Hoover was an engineer once. I enjoy this speech of his, particularly the following sentence, which I wholeheartedly agree with (were Hoover my friend today, I'd probably take him up on some of his other points):
To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope.
Engineers don't just build bridges; they are bridges.