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Re: Software engineering: a useless profession?

by spartan (Pilgrim)
on Nov 05, 2004 at 18:19 UTC ( #405572=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Software engineering: a useless profession?

You think explaining to people what your jobs means is difficult? Try telling folks you're a Unix System Administrator. I've recieved SO many odd looks, I just tell people I'm in computers now. They seem to respond much better.

Very funny Scotty... Now PLEASE beam down my PANTS!

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Re^2: Software engineering: a useless profession?
by joeface (Pilgrim) on Nov 05, 2004 at 22:37 UTC

    I've gotten used to the "car analogy"...

    If computers were cars, I would be a mechanic, only I would have to keep hundreds of completely custom engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long, and be able to dive under the hood and fix things while the engines are still running...

    This usually brings people closer to understanding what I really do, but it never makes them appreciate it

    Such is life as an SA...

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