Re: Should XML Professionals Be Programmers?
On Thu, 2012-03-08 at 16:43 +0000, Michael Kay wrote: > There's no such thing as an XML professional, any more than you can be a > screwdriver professional or a fork-lift truck professional. Actually there _are_ professional fork-lift operators; they go on courses and get qualifications to operate the machinery. > People who > define their abilities by the tools they can use proficiently are not > professionals, they are technicians; professionals define their > capabilities in terms of the problem space, not the solution space. A profession is a job that requires training and a qualification. If people are working with XML, let's allow them to sit at the High Table regardless of whether they wear a college tie. Or shoes ;-) Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/
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