[TUHS] really Pottering vs UNIX

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Fri Sep 15 13:00:06 AEST 2017


On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 09:24:44PM -0400, Dan Cross wrote:
> 
> I think a better system than putting us into this rigid hierarchy system is
> to think of programming as somewhat analogous to writing; it requires
> proofreading and good editing. Some authors are better than others;
> practice helps a lot, writers workshops can help, seeking out advise and
> mentorship from more accomplished writers similarly, etc.

It's a good thing real engineers don't put themselves on these
pedestals.  We wouldn't have any bridges left.

I'm glad NCEES is making efforts to formalize 'software engineer' as a
class of PE; maybe in another hundred years or so I'll be able to
believe promises that programmers make.

khm


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