(If you don't know any traditional engineers, you can instead read my project on this, where I interviewed 17 people who moved from trad to software)
> one true fastener how many people stripped a Phillips head screw in the past five minutes? I bet it's a lot ...hm, if I were a sociopath and still a manager that'd make a great bad interview question
I, um, what? The difference is that mechanical engineers are asked to build one product that does one thing really well. And software engineers are asked to make something that does everything, can be changed at a moments notice, and is changed several times in its development.
> I, um, what? The difference is that mechanical engineers are asked to build one product that does one thing really well. You'd be surprised! mechanical engineering is at times just as messy as software engineering is (chem engineering is a bit closer to software, too)