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Topic Title: James Bond technology vs reality
Topic Summary: Promote Engineering and not Technology
Created On: 25 August 2011 08:09 PM
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 25 August 2011 08:09 PM
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joanmccreery

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Isn't it time that IET stopped promoting Technology and promoted Engineering instead. It's no wonder that Engineering now only refers to the trades. This Article relates to engineering.
 26 August 2011 12:36 PM
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ectophile

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You mean the Institution of Engineering and Technology shouldn't be promoting technology?

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 31 August 2011 10:12 PM
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Legh

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Surely, the engineering leads to the technology.
I think the question should be: 'Why is all the engineering not here but there?'
I think globalization is sorting out our place in the world's professional architecture.

Legh

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 20 September 2011 03:14 AM
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deleted_1_Nimer

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Technology is simply the study of technique, though. Engineers all study from the techniques of other engineers. If you're actually referring to the end-products taking more precedence over the engineering behind it, then it's a totally different matter.

The fact of the matter is that engineering IS a trade. Technology is NOT a trade; it's a study of the techniques used in the trade.

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