I am an engineer . . . one of those folks who designed computers so that to turn them off you have to click on “start.” And I am concerned about the impact current trends will have on my profession. We are told that we are entering the “Knowledge Age.” Well, if that is the case, those of us in aerospace should form the welcoming committee. We have been there since Orville Wright traded in his bicycle. Studies have shown that 50-85% of the U.S.’s growth in gross domestic product is ...


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