...is a quote from this article about women and technology and why women don't want to be "geeks". I think it illustrates how in the UK there's a real distorted view of what engineering is. There are some non-technical people in the past I've attempted to explain what I do to, but they just don't "get" it. Amazing the amount of ignorance really. http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/releases/shownews.htm?NewsID=416 is an interesting article about public misconceptions about engineering. Here are a few quotes: Anyone got any views or anecdotes about public attitude to engineering, not just in the UK, but anywhere in the world?