Re: [offtopic] The Airplane Example (was Re: Streami
* Benjamin Franz <snowhare@n...> [2004-12-31 22:13]: > On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Benjamin Franz wrote: > > > >But assuming the the entire profession doesn't become non-existent, I see > >little doubt that licensing and legal requirements for the specific title > >of software engineer (or some similar title) will happen. > > To close this topic: Far from being prophetic, I am now speaking > _historically_. I had not noticed before, but in 1998 the State of Texas > added 'Software Engineer' to the list of legally licensed Engineering > specialities. So, what? Engineer in the software field is bandided about like the word Senior. If Microsoft can create a corp of enginneers (certified), than the title has lost meaning. What is this fetish for titles? ~ Of course a proper engineering degree is worth something and necesary for certian positions. Yes, the software world has made a mockery of the term engineer, just as it has made a mockery of the word technology. Just as it is attempting to make a mockery of patent law. Is software science? Should it be taught as science? ~ You snipped the context of your quote: One final recommendation has to do with the title 'Software Engineer' If you call yourself a 'Software Engineer', then professional engineers feel you come under their auspices. /Here is a definition of a software engineer that I got from the Internet./ An uncredited definition that the author got from The Internet. The author does in writing his article as engineers do when they write software. We are now the thousand monkies at a thousand typewriters. > <URL:http://www.aitp.org/newsletter/2003julaug/article16.htm> > While a programmer creates the codes that make a program run, a > software engineer creates the designs the programmer implements. Ouch. Well, better get back to creating my codes. Please don't tell anyone in Texas, but I took the liberty designing them myself. -- Alan Gutierrez - alan@e...
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