You should get your head around systems and facts before you just go randomly putting up garbage Mike.
Vyazma, did you forward your remarks to the editor of Forbes? I did post the source. I am sure you must have. It would be good for them to know what crappy work they put to print.
I do not research each writer. I look at the source. If it came from Rolling Stone or Playboy I would think one way because of the editors of those magazines.
If the subject is of an economical nature then I think The Wall Street Journal or Forbes would have good sources.
Same with computer and cars, the trade magazines are more in depth and on point in the subjects.
I did see the article as one sided view point.
You are saying he is totally wrong and has bad data. I get it.
What are your views on the furrier? That seems to be a bug with Kyle.
Coffee break talk here.
Back in the 80’s I took on a job connected with the C-17 at Boeing in Long Beach area of Los Angeles. We had to build a new wing box assembly fixture. They had built one that took Boeing three years to build, but it was no good. The fixture was a city block long and three stories high. We had three months to build the new tool before congress would vote to scrap the C-17 project altogether. They needed the fixture to save the project.
We brought in welders from Mexico and jig and fixture builders from Detroit because the auto industry had shut down and there were a lot of factory workers available. If I remember correctly the government got the York tank going to build up jobs in that area of the country.
Anyway, I am showing these guys from Detroit what their jobs are and where I want them to work. One of the guys asked me what sort of tolerance we work to in the aerospace industry because they were use to working to the tenth in the auto industry.
We worked to the thousand in the aerospace. Master tools have tolerance down to two thousands and go up from there. A hair is four thousands thick. What we call a tenth in the aerospace was closer or a finer tolerance, ten thousands of an inch is what we called surface table work. Surface tables are five millionths in flatness and we would build off these tables.
It turned out these guys from Detroit were talking about one tenth of an inch. I knew I was going to have trouble. A big difference in building cars to building planes.
The Detroit guys were good workers and with talking to them they were surprised how we could work in California. They were really shocked about the illegal welders we had brought in from Mexico due to the fact that this project required security clearance. We told Boeing that if they wanted the job done in three months they had to let us do it our way with our people. The Boeing plant had several unions and the welders were in a strong union. We knew that we would not be able to get the work done by using the union workers in the time frame we needed.
The aerospace or aircraft industry has some to the strongest unions in California. Excluding the teachers union of course, which is in a class by itself. The guys from Detroit saw the unions here as very weak. They told me that what we were doing here could never have gotten done in Auto industry because of the strong unions.
We got the wing box fixture built in three months by working 12 hr shifts seven days a week and breaking just about every safety and union rule ever written. Saved the project and thousands of people were able to have jobs.
I should explain that the wing box is both wings. The wings are built as one big wing making it the most important frame structure of the airplane.