Top-10 things engineering school didnt teach you

  1. There are at least 10 types of capacitors.
  2. Theory tells you how a circuit works, not why it does not work.
  3. Not everything works according to the specs in the databook.
  4. Anything practical you learn will be obsolete before you use it, except the complex math, which you will never use.
  5. Always try to fix the hardware with software.
  6. Engineering is like having an 8 a.m. class and a late afternoon lab every day for the rest of your life.
  7. Overtime pay? What overtime pay?
  8. Managers, not engineers, rule the world.
  9. If you like junk food, caffeine and all-nighters, go into software.

    … and the number one thing …

  10. Dilbert is not a comic strip, its a documentary.

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