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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

is one of my favorite sayings, in no small part because it applies not only to life in a general sense but also to engineering in particular. Any technology option (as you all already know well) consists of a set of tradeoffs; no single candidate is optimum for every possible implementation. As engineers, one of your key roles (in partnership with your marketing counterparts) is to intimately understand the technologies at your disposal, both their respective strengths and shortcomings, and identify applications and customers that enable you to accentuate the strengths while playing down the shortcomings.

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