The Mysterious and Intimidating World of
Product Development and Manufacturing

I have the greatest respect for engineers who labor
with great intelligence in obscurity, developing
wonderful products for my enjoyment.

As I simply look about me, or as I thumb through 
catalogues, journals, and technical books authored 
by engineers, one thing is painfully clear to me:

My little incursions into math, physics, and computer 
programming, along with every other sort of
accomplishment of my career, do not add up to even
1/1000 the lifetime accomplishment of a capable
and dedicated engineer or materials scientist.

I entered "humble engineering" into an Internet 
search engine.  Might seem like an odd word combination,
but I was looking for a particular type of commentary
or story about these invisible advanced beings, who
number in the millions at any particular time.

Didn't find what I was looking for, but the following
web page did show up.  Will have to do:

Engineers' Creed

As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge
and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

I pledge:

To give the utmost of performance;

To participate in none but honest enterprise;

To live and work according to the laws of man
and the highest standards of professional conduct;

To place service before profit, the honor and standing
of the profession before personal advantage, and the
public welfare above all other considerations.

In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.

Adopted by National Society of Professional Engineers, June 1954