My wife just received a call from her (very competitive) sister. She
announced that her son had decided to major in electrical engineering,
which is good because they are the smartest, best paid, and are
highest on the "Engineering Hierarchy". And, she added, Mechanical
Engineers are at the bottom (of course, I am a MechE (PhD) as is her
Gee, I thought we had all agreed to keep the hierarchy private.
I might also add that her husband is an astronaut with a PhD in
Physics. Evidently the astronauts do not need to depend on any
mechanical systems in the space shuttle, or if they do, they were all
*properly* designed by EE's. We all know how good EE's are at thermal
management of their increasingly small designs...
Her degree is in modern languages. She did not mention where that
appears on the "World Overall All-Told Everything Hierarchy".
- posted 13 years ago