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Re: Employed Programmers (off topic) was: Timeless Classics of Software Engineering

From: Eray Ozkural exa <erayo_at_bilkent.edu.tr>
Date: 23 Aug 2004 13:01:41 -0700
Message-ID: <fa69ae35.0408231201.1b1f84b5@posting.google.com>


Maynard Handley <name99_at_name99.org> wrote in message news:<name99-D9D8FF.00472821082004_at_localhost>...
> In article <XgsVc.1709$K41.1675_at_newssvr16.news.prodigy.com>,
> "Phlip" <phlip_cpp_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Richard Riehle wrote:
> >
> > > In the SF Bay area, as far north as Napa, as far south as Salinas,
> > > as far East as Merced, one keeps running into Pizza chefs, store
> > > clerks, security guards, insurance salespersons, real estate sale
> > > people, handymen, etc., who claim that they used to be computer
> > > programmers.
> >
> > Maybe they wrote lots of bugs...
> >
> > (I know I know - many dot-coms were pumped and dumped, based on investors'
> > abilities to blame programmers, regardless of their proficiency.)
> >
>
> To be fair here, are these people who assumed that stringing HTML 3.x
> together counted as programming? God knows 6 yrs ago Silicon Valley was
> full of those.

Well now it's XML and Visual Basic/C#, what's the difference?

Cheers,

--
Eray
Received on Mon Aug 23 2004 - 15:01:41 CDT

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