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> From: 	Christopher Wright[SMTP:chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com]
> Reply To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: 	Sunday, November 14, 1999 1:27 PM
> To: 	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: 	RE: engineering software
> 
> What is not right is to equate engineering productivity with computer 
> geekery. I've been using finite element methods for about 25 years, and I 
> make a pretty good living at it. Emphasis on whizzy computer stuff hasn't 
> really moved FEA use all that far. People are still making the same 
> dumb-ass mistakes (and I'm right up there at the top of the list) and 
> still having the same problems with bugs and interpreting results. 
> 
> 
25-year experience, but still having problems with bugs and interpreting
results.... What is the problem? Is that your software vendor's problem, or
a problem of new computer technology?