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Re^2: What do you call yourself?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jun 04, 2004 at 21:58 UTC||Need Help??|
I did a mech. eng apprenticeship (3 actually but that's another story) and can, or at least could, call myself a mechanical engineer.
When I see the terms "engineer" or "engineering" in conjunction with "software", "information", etc. I have but one question.
Show me your standards (and please don't offer ISO 9000/9001/90002) and your metrics.
When it becomes possible to write a blueprint for two components, give those blueprints to four separate shops anywhere in the world and know that when you receive them back that any pairing will assemble together. Then you are engineering.
Prior to that, you are simply crafting.
I'm a coder.
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