Date: 4 Sep 2002 19:28:47 GMT
Subject: Re: GM Influence

Someone who looks an awful lot like Johannes H Andersen <> wrote: > Do I sense some jealousy that engineers outside the US may sometimes have > better skills and knowledge? (Not invented here syndrome). I'm not sure. I've seen NIH, but I don't think it's all that widespread, at least not in the industry that I work in. I think it's more a case of someone saying "Well, how could a airplane designer know anything about designing cars", when they don't undersand how very similar those two things really are. I think an important distinction that is being missed as well is the difference between "designer" and "engineer" in this context. > I don't imagine > that the same people are designing aircraft and cars at Saab. But the > aircraft engineering side may inspire some rigour into the process. Absolutely. The mindset is definately important; the culture of the company makes a huge difference in engineering decisions. > Technical teaching in Sweden, and of course her neighbors..., is second > to none in the world. To me, this is obviously true. The technology and the priorities are top-notch. > Johannes Dave Hinz

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