February 2006

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HP Reliability: How to find a job and keep it . . .

That was the heading on a periodical that I always enjoy reading. It made the point that "Many people lose their jobs not because of a lack of technical skill, but because they lack the ability to com..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

That was the heading on a periodical that I always enjoy reading. It made the point that "Many people lose their jobs not because of a lack of technical skill, but because they lack the ability to communicate effectively." Well said, since one obviously cannot communicate well using flawed English. An abundance of flawed English. I'm always uncomfortable when a graduate engineer with decades of industrial experience shows me his or her business card with the title "Principle Engineer." The same (incorrect) spelling appears on the letterhead of a California Board official! Why, in all their years of schooling, people never managed to learn the difference between the adjective "principal" an

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