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When I was in college, a prof once said, there is no engineer that knows everything, that never needs to consult a reference. Good engineers keep their references close at hand, and know when to consult them.
he then went on to detail a bunch of desk refs which are not salient to this article.
This was of course before Google was a thing. But I think the sentiment applies. A good engineer knows when to stop bashing their brains out on the keyboard and just look it up.
My Uncle once said, if it's built by people, people can fix it. Which is a deceptively simple sounding idea. But when you crack it open and start applying it is a gamechanger.