Most professional engineers will think my work has little connection
with their world. I work in a shed, and use none of the complex mathematics or management
stuff I was taught in my engineering degree. However it left me an engineering perspective
on the world - particularly the history of technology - which I still greatly
appreciate. My brain spends an enormous amount of time puzzling out the workings of
anything I come across - a nerdy but endlessly entertaining game.
I work in a shed because I enjoy it, but I'm convinced it's is also a very efficient way
to create and develop engineering solutions and also to communicate them to people without
an engineering perspective.