Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Engineering Sayings: 1

"Belts and Suspenders"

Multiple, redundant safety systems.  Also sometimes overkill.

Ex.- How can you pick a conservative engineer out of a crowd?  He wears both a belt and suspenders to keep his pants from falling off.

2 comments:

Adam said...

How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants.


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sussah said...

that's funny, I like the redundancy. Sometimes it helps out! sp