"Geeks" and licensing

From: Glen Goodwin <acme_ent_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri Dec 14 23:10:06 2001

> From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>

> (To whit: I worked at one point with a guy who was convinced that every
> operating system in the world was derived in some manner from MS-DOS.
> that includes the Macintosh operating system too. "CP/M? What's that?
> Unix is based on MS-DOS, right?" The guy was a "programmer.")

(gag, puke)

Well, most of us (except for Tony) have areas that we are not expert in, or
even familiar with. The problem with the fellow you refer to is

1 -- The person who hired him. That person should be disposed of in the
most painful way possible.

2 -- The institution which granted him a degree (if any).

I've also had to work alongside people who managed to scrape their way into
a "programming" job without having "what it takes" to really write code
*and* solve problems. Don't get me wrong -- I have no degree and don't
think one's required to be a competent analyst/programmer/whatever.

But . . .

Should programmers be licensed? Sure makes me wonder . . .

Received on Fri Dec 14 2001 - 23:10:06 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:33:39 BST