Reflections on Automation in Testing

By Ray Thomas – As test equipment has gotten “smarter” through the addition of automated measurement routines, does the flip side of the coin mean that techs’ understanding of basic electronics theory is being negatively affected? An executive at a large search engine company has speculated in public that the ability to search online for easy answers to life’s questions was dumbing people down.

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Epic Fail

By Ray Thomas – Car ignitions that jam and result in accidents and deaths. Hoverboards with batteries that catch fire. Automotive safety airbags that explode and send shrapnel into faces and throats. Electronic vaporizers with batteries that explode in the smoker’s face. Endless other product failures. Making stuff is hard.

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