Technologically Challenged

From: Elaine Hunt (
Date: Wed Apr 01 1998 - 17:41:08 EEST

Since the only change one can achieve is within one's self then
technology's usefulness becomes a personal risk decision.

Maybe the reason RP&M seems to be losing steam is due to the fact that one
can achieve personal productivity through traditional methods with fewer

Also with industrial cutbacks in both research and employees, why should
the individual employee risk productivity in order to change something they
have little influence upon. Taking a chance on an unproven technology does
not seem to be apart of the industrial culture anymore. If it were then we
would see the TI Protojet, the Dupont Solid Imager, and the 3M KelTool
along with the IBM Genisys.

It seems to be easier to pass the buck than take the risk.

Opinions, suggestions, and other controversial matter VOID where prohibited.
Elaine T. Hunt, Director
Clemson University Laboratory to Advance Industrial Prototyping
206 Fluor Daniel Bldg. Clemson, SC 29643-0925
864-656-0321 (voice) 864-656-4435 (fax)

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