- Aug 16, 2012
neuroanatomist said:As one who also 'has people for that', I must say that you sound neither bourgeois nor pompous. With all due respect to those folks in IP departments, I think I'd club myself to death with my 600/4 if that was my day job. Ok, maybe a little pompous.
It's just that younger me thought I'd be the renaissance man who would become highly skilled in all 50 hats my job would have me wear. I'd be the sharpest kid at CAD, FE, analysis, regulatory work, finance, project management, etc. -- you get the idea. For a while, I was well on my way to getting there.
And now we just have 'people' for all that. Less about me and more about working at larger companies these days, but still.
Upside: I can focus on what I love. And how. Pretty damn great.
Downside: Knee-bucklingly humbling moments of technical incompetence surface periodically. Hoooow exactly does this newfangled coffee machine or networked copier work again? ;D