The Best of Backscatter is a compilation of articles written by Donald Christiansen for the IEEE-USA Today’s Engineer Online. These articles include: ABET’s EC2000: How’re We Doin’ Reality and the Virtual Engineer; The Engineer: Professional or Business Practitioner?; About Working Together, or Not, Engineers as Inventors; Engineers Can’t Write. Sez Who! Meetings Madness; Who’s in Charge Here?; Inside Peer Review; Accidents Waiting to Happen; and Designing Junk and Old Dogs and New Dogs.