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On “Every Engineer is a Green
This is a most useful and timely
article. It reminds us that earlier exploratory
research suggested that green goals and
technological progress are not opposed but go
hand in hand: http://t.co/2zgTkCDR If
this is valid it will give a sharper focus to
research on green technologies.
It also reminds us of the need
for search procedures to look for clusters of
new technologies that offer opportunities for
innovation. It stresses the art of collaboration
to find composite technological entities. Note
the overlap with the article on "Technological
Vigilance" (Today’s Engineer, March 012 http://bit.ly/zSmBZJ ).
This article also mentions a source for search
Rias J van Wyk
On “Backscatter: Not My Type”
I just read Don Christiansen's
article "Not My Type," and I agree -- print
periodicals (some of them) are becoming
unreadably "cute." Give me black type in a serif
font on a white background any day. It would be
fun if someone were to conduct reading
comprehension and speed tests to compare results
between "designed" text and traditional text. I
bet the results would be revealing.
Susan de la
Lake Oswego, Ore.