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Re^2: What do you call yourself?

by duff (Parson)
on Jun 04, 2004 at 14:19 UTC ( #360888=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What do you call yourself?
in thread What do you call yourself?

This is almost exactly the same responses I give. I also don't even mention that I'm a programmer (in any language) unless pressed because I've found that people's reactions usually shift in a bad way ("Oh, you're a programmer? Do you know MumbleFoo? It's my favorite language!" and occasionally a condescending "Oh, you're a programmer" and sometimes "Great! Can you help me with my VB app?")

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Re: What do you call yourself?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Jun 04, 2004 at 14:23 UTC
    I don't say I'm a programmer because, well, I'm not a programmer.

    I solve problems and develop and/or implement things. This sometimes requires programming, but that doesn't make me a programmer.


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