How do we build a safer car? (New Yorker article)

How do we build a safer car?

As we in FIRST strive to change culture, I think this cultural difference between “engineer thought” and “public life thought” is something we ought to focus on.

I was engrossed by this article, having lived in Indiana when the Pinto case went to trial.
Gladwell does a good job explaining “engineer thought” vs. public perception.
I don’t think it’s a problem, but then again, I’m an engineer.

It’s a thought provoking article.

I had a few discussions with some of our students on our plane rides to/from Champs, about probabilities, mechanical design, etc. I pointed out that if you survived your trip to the airport, you sure don’t need to worry about the airplane.