The value of good technical writing

There is a division in society, between those with technical knowledge and those without. Engineers spend much of their time communicating with one another, often using technical shorthand and taking for granted a mutual understanding of basic principles, which creates a barrier between themselves and the wider public. This leads to unwelcome consequences. In the…

Confessions of a petrolhead

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can ease its transition into decrepitude. OK, even with the knees of an (unhealthy) 75-year-old, I may be overstating my level of dilapidation, but in automotive terms I’ll admit to being a dinosaur; a fan of interesting old cars, modern design naysayer and techno-sceptic. However,…