Will the Maker Movement Undermine MCU Professionals? via Nick… Rich writes –
One possible result of the maker movement is that the growing ability of nearly anyone to create a functioning MCU-based design will devalue the role of the professional engineer. If all you see and evaluate is the surface functionality, the professional offers no apparent advantage over the hobbyist. So, hire creative people who know the application space rather than people who know design.
Another possible result is that professionals will devolve to a kind of “cleanup crew.” A creative bartender puts together a robotic drink mixing system. The engineering team is then to take that design and reduce production costs and enhance reliability to make the design product-ready.
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