A place in history
for the engineers who built Opportunity beside icons like I.K. Brunel in our pantheon of great engineers.
How the world has changed.
THEN a bunch of clever boffins could craft an explorer with failover and backup and flexibility (not to mention it actually worked on deployment!).
NOW there are 'business processes' involving scrutinising of engineering ideas by accountants and 'program managers' that suck up money yet (even when consultants opine in reports) fail to sparkle or fail completely.
Let us hope that the time will come when the spirit of opportunity will be once again cherished and understood by everyone.