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  1. Sumanovo razor

    Sumanovo razor New Member

    A mathematician and an engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight.the mathematician leans over the engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game.the engineer just wants to take a he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
    The mathematician persists and explains that the game is real easy and lots of fun.he explains,"i ask you a question,and if you dont know the answer ,you pay me $5 .then you ask me a question,and if i dont know the answer ,i'll pay you $5"
    again the engineer politely declines and tries to get to sleep.the mathematician ,now somewhat agitated says,"okay,if you dont know the answer ,you pay me $5 ,and if i dont know the answer ,i'll pay you $50!"

    this catches the engineer's attention,and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays ,so he agrees to the game.the mathematician asks the first question."what's the distance from the Earth to the moon?"
    the engineer doesnt say a word ,but reaches into his wallet,pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the mathematician now ,its the engineer's turn.he asks the mathematician"what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on four?"
    the mathematician looks up at him with a puzzled look.he takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references.he taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the library of congress.frustrated,he sends e-mail to his co-workers all to no avail.
    After about an hour,he wakes the engineer and hands him $50.the engineer politely takes the $50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.
    The mathematician then hits the engineer ,saying,"what goes up a hill with 3 legs,and comes down on 4?"the engineer calmly pulls out his wallet,hands the mathematician five bucks,and goes back to sleep...
  2. arniehawk

    arniehawk New Member

    Ha ha ha :p
  3. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Hahahaha, but seeing the current breed of engineers in India, I think the other way round would be a more true scenario.
  4. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Hahahaa...good one!!!!!
  5. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    and what is wrong with the current breed of engineers?
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    and what's wrong with the donation seats ...
    and what's wrong with students who actually don't have the inclination or the faculties but are driven to "engineering-hood"
  7. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Does it make the entire breed questionable?
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Just like the entire breed of doctors coming out these days!
  9. atti2d

    atti2d New Member

    thumbs up, dude!!!
  10. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE: "Doctor, I have an ear ache."
    2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
    1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
    1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
    1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this ****."
    1985 A.D. - "That **** is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
    2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!"

    We have a general tendency to contravene the previous generation. It applies to everything and it's gonna continue like this.
  11. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!


    But I guess you did get my drift.
    Today people select professions not based on their interest or abilities ...
  12. nandy0894

    nandy0894 New Member

    they certainly do... who says they don't?
    earlier only 3 professions were, doctors and who are all those..hotel managers..event managers..writers..novelists??
    no such professions existed earlier.
  13. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Not true. Also, the existence of a profession does not indicate that people have selected them on the basis of interest or ability.
  14. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    These professions existed earlier too.
    Perhaps you should talk to some people older than you?

    The only thing is that these were not glamorized. And hence, only people who really wanted or who had nothing else - they took up.

    Today the scene is becoming fast like Engineering/Doc/Lawyer/MBA.
    Everyone is in a mindless rush because everyone else is!

    I see a lot of people in Hotel Managemnet - who really don't have much clue of interest in Hospitality but yet they are because of friends, and media.

    Lot of people in Event management because they feel they get a chance to be around the "celebs".
  15. nandy0894

    nandy0894 New Member

    i did. why do you keep on suggesting me to do that.. :?
    and they agreed to my point that "earlier only 3 professions were, doctors and teachers"

    yes maybe some of them are in for various reasons as you described but most of them are in for their passion and money.
  16. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    I won't totally disagree with you but assume a kid who is good in Maths and Sciences and he wants to become an Engineer and it's his own interest and he surely is capable. He gets into a premier Tech School but as soon as he enters he finds himself out of place. He is no more interested in the sciences. His interests changed.

    What you have said is also true but if something interests you now then it may or may not be as interesting in the future.
  17. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Because the people you talked to were also sucked into it?
    If I take your words to be true, it means that there were no hotels and restaurants in the 80s and 90s.
    And no professional level events (yeah they may seem amateurish compared to today's), no social gatherings
    No writers too, No reporters, no editors ... no publishing houses too
    No high-end tailors (who today call themselves boutique fashion designers), no expert workmen (like welders, cutters, fitters etc)

    who have you been talking to?

    the only thing that has changed is that today there is a degree or diploma for everything. Hence the crass commercialization (and media promotion). AND THEREFORE, you feel that today these professions exist, but not yesterday.

    Earlier if you want to get into these professions, you became an apprentice (which you have to do even today). Its Just that certain people wanted to get a college degree and were not interested in becoming apprentice.

    And Of course the general perception that college degree brings in a job that is more comfortable, less prone to vagaries of nature and brings in a "decent" earning. ("white collar")

    And then you are screwed.
    Unless you make changes (like some people take up music later in life, and let go off all working for the "career" BS which nags them throughout their lives)
  18. nandy0894

    nandy0894 New Member

    ummm .. maybe..
    but you would have to agree that these sorts of jobs are far more sought after now than before.
  19. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    yes, but you're ignoring the point again..just because these jobs are more sought after now does not necessarily mean that it's out of interest or talent/abilities.
  20. nandy0894

    nandy0894 New Member

    it mostly is..i have seen many people going there just to hone there talents. and nurture their interests.

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