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Google: Young engineers should focus on first principles

Posted:? May 16, 2013 10:49 AM


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CEO Larry Page stopped by Google's annual developer conference and conducted a short talk and Q&A, giving an upbeat engineers perspective on the state of high tech in general.

"We share a deep sense of optimism about the potential for technology to improve peoples lives. We havent seen this rate of change in computing probably since the birth of personal computing," he said.

Claiming pride in being a "nerdy curmudgeon," Page told of his father driving the family across the country to see a robotics conference and arguing to get the young Larry into it. "We need more kids falling in love with math and science and people graduating with science and engineering degrees and working on technical problems," he said.

Addressing young engineers, Page advised: "I encourage you to avoid incremental thinking and have a really deep understanding of what you are doing."

Smartphones, he said, will eventually penetrate developing markets in India and Africa and become a primary business tool. "I can get almost everything I need to run the company on my phone, but unfortunately I dont get to do much programming."
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Posted:? Jun 22, 2013 11:26 AM


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Question is, who will pay for this love of science, math and engineering? With markets and consumer affordability shrinking, and financial entities pocketing most of the global?income for indulging in their cravings, who will fund this love of engineering? After all, Google funds only an insignificant part of the 7 billion consumers in the world.
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(3) Reply: Google: Young engineers should focus on first principles Posted:? Sep 10, 2013 10:56 AM


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Google SketchUp is currently the world's most popular free 3 d design tools, will quickly form in electronic design engineers broad and loyal user community. This is not only due to as a CAD software package and function, but also benefit from free version can provide some function. Using the application in the SketchUp PCB, the user would be the first time the IDF file input, the IDF is designed for printed circuit integrated data between the mechanical design and PCB design specifications designed to swap file. Electronic engineer to be able to own PCB design output to the Google SketchUp, to assess the design and the base of the shell and mechanical compatibility. It immediately allow engineers to determine whether design needs to be modified, omitted to put forward the design request and design review link. Thus the user can apply widely used mechanical and electronic components of the three-dimensional model to complete their design. On RS products within the CAD model on its web site can use SketchUp matching format (*. SKP) downloaded and used as a tool.
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(4) Reply: Google: Young engineers should focus on first principles Posted:? Sep 20, 2013 4:53 PM


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The love for science, math and engineering does not need to be "paid" for imho rather developing curiosity and asking the right questions. I know people that uses the latest gadgets but know absolutely nothing about computers. No motivation is stronger then the deep sense of curiosity and the desire to learn more.
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