For Flash/Flex/Air based apps, there is a port of the OpenLayers project called OpenScales http://openscales.org/
Much research has also been done that shows that personality is much more important than intelligence when developing leadership traits when attempting to influence people (OB by Kreitner and Kinicki  is a good read on the reasearch that supports your statement)
This is the argument that often shows up when discussing engineering. A degree in any field of engineering would make one an engineer, as would (IMO) enough experience with the concepts in the field/applicable industry certification. Being an MD on the other hand is like being a PE
engineer [en-juh-neer] –noun
1. a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines, or in any of various branches of engineering: a mechanical engineer; a civil engineer.
2. a person who operates or is in charge of an engine.
3. Also called locomotive engineer. Railroads . a person who operates or is in charge of a locomotive.
4. a member of an army, navy, or air force specially trained in engineering work.
5. a skillful manager: a political engineer.
–verb (used with object)
6. to plan, construct, or manage as an engineer: He's engineered several big industrial projects.
7. to design or create using the techniques or methods of engineering: The motor has been engineered to run noiselessly.
8. to arrange, manage, or carry through by skillful or artful contrivance: He certainly engineered the election campaign beautifully.
Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc. are all valid uses of the term and have equivilent education/certification to a PE that is recognized internationally. (Maybe not in specific countries [that use the term engineer very specifically] true, but in general - unless you'd like to go back a few centuries and redifine engineering
"In this case, for example, the Ohio Court of Appeals stated that 'we must be careful to distinguish that the "frisk" authorized herein includes only a "frisk" for a dangerous weapon. It by no means authorizes a search for contraband, evidentiary material, or anything else in the absence of reasonable grounds to arrest. Such a search is controlled by the requirements of the Fourth Amendment, and probable cause is essential.' " (392 U.S. 1, at 16, Fn 12, quoting State v. Terry, 5 Ohio App. 2d 122, at 130)
Monitors are the Dell btw