Re: Major Technologies--Memetics

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 08:36:38 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> > At 10:58 PM 1/23/99 -0800, Spike wrote:
> >
> > >id like to know what engineering group dyson was working
> > >in when he made *that* comment. {8^D spike
> >
> > _Disturbing the Universe_, pt. 1, ch. 10 (1979).]
> >
> > This was all you could find worth commenting on? -:)
> natasha, im still thinking about the rest of it. im also
> trying to keep the noise down, as im hearing a lot of
> complaints about it. im a big dyson fan, looooved
> disturbing the universe, but i can assure you, engineers
> have huge egos, some worse than rock stars.

Well, I haven't worked for a large aerospace company like Spike does, I've mostly worked on my own or on contract to other firms, and I will say that when I worked at firms that were strictly architectural engineering, there was a distinct lack of such individuals. I was actually shocked. The last engineering firm I worked for, I was surprised to say, was an a-hole free zone, which allowed me to finally disprove what my father once said to me as a child, that I would find such people no matter where I worked....

Mike Lorrey