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In a message dated 97-02-28 18:40:08 EST, chrisw(--nospam--at) wrote:

<<This litany is getting a little tired. ... The engineering profession can
start acting like a profession and insist on its prudent practice or we can
show the public that the rules of the game' mean, 'Look out for number one.'
Near as I can tell that means high standards with teeth, personal
accountability and no tolerance for shoddy work.>>

These high-principled pronouncements also are a bit tiresome.   As
individually-held convictions to guide one's approach to life and work, they
are admirable.  As a rallying call to collectively do battle against the less
noble side of human nature, they are naive.  If you think otherwise, please
offer a strategic plan and some action plans that have realistic chances to
attain these goals across the engineering community.

"We have met the enemy, and he is us." - Pogo

Franklin Lew, SE

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