On Technical Illiteracy

You have hit on a pet peeve of mine.1 A lot of very intelligent people [are] so specialized, they don't understand what they are doing. There should be a "basic training" for technology students in all fields. Too many rely on manufacturers to tell them what they need: The old "you wanna buy a bridge?"

W.E. "Bill" Coville
Bio/Data Corporation
155 Gibraltar Road
Horsham, PA 19044

1. R. Gallagher, "Our own technological illiteracy," The Scientist, 16[23]:10, Nov. 25, 2002.

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