Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 20:14:33 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: GM Influence

andrewunix wrote: > > 4 Sep 2002 15:21:49 GMT, suggested: > : Someone who looks an awful lot like Mike <mereridnopsamcom> wrote: > : > :> Again, it points to things that Saab (and Saab > :> lovers) concentrate on. I think the car market speaks for itself. > : > : Well, Windows, and the common cold, are both pretty popular too, but > : that doesn't mean they're good. > > Excellent analogy. Popularity often has little to nothing to do with > quality. > > : Since your basic premise seems to be that an airplane engineer can't be > : a good car engineer, I would submit that your conclusions are built on > : a faulty foundation. I'm not slamming GM, I see them as a necessary evil. > : As long as they don't interfere with engineering issues, I don't care all > : that much. > > But, Dave, don't you know that everyone can only be good at ONE THING > each? ;) Do I sense some jealousy that engineers outside the US may sometimes have better skills and knowledge? (Not invented here syndrome). 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. Technical teaching in Sweden, and of course her neighbors..., is second to none in the world. Johannes

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