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Re: Software engineering: a useless profession?

by leriksen (Curate)
on Nov 05, 2004 at 10:13 UTC ( #405455=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Software engineering: a useless profession?

>if you are a software engineer, you will ....
...maintain an air of dark mystery and occult wisdom...

or you stun your friends with statements like I run Linux, I have no virus', spyware or adware problems, oh, and I never crash ... more wine ?

On a more serious note, I think it is my mindset, rather than my skillset that I use - logic, planning, decomposition, handling errors/failure are used at home all the time.

use brain;

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Re^2: Software engineering: a useless profession?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 05, 2004 at 18:59 UTC
    I have no virus'

    The plural of virus is viruses. Google it if you don't believe me, or read what Tom Christiansen wrote about it. What you have here is the possessive form. Unless you left off a word, and you meant to say you don't have [something that belongs to a virus], then your formulation is incorrect.

    PS: I try to avoid being the grammar police around here, but some things I can't ignore. Improper use of apostrophes is one of them.

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