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Great Engineering Quotes

Monday, January 31, 2011

Charles F. Kettering was an engineer, founder of Delco, and the head of research at General Motors for 27 years. I ran across a few choice quotes from the man.

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”

“A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.”

“If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.”

“It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.”

And here is one especially applicable to the world of software development:

“It is easy to build a philosophy - it doesn't have to run.”