As you watch the film on Friday, you may want to make notes on responses to the following questions.

  1. The episode is not about building software. Nevertheless, there are numerous general engineering principles that it illustrates that are equally applicable to software projects. Enumerate at least five. Be crisp.
  2. There is a sense in which their project is also quite different from most (software) engineering projects, namely that they have a virtually unlimited source of funds. Can you identify things that they did that would probably be out of the range of more mundane (ahem) projects?

Please submit your responses by Wednesday, March 3.