Leif As I said in my e-mail, I am probably a bit precious on the subject of 'individuality', and you are quite right in the importance of being able to do the job in a 'professional manner'. However, if this job ever reaches the point where I am simply filling in the code no differently than the guy next to me, I'll chuck it in, as it will have lost its allure to me. Perhaps I'm just too set in my ways to acknowledge this is now a mass production industry, requiring standardisation and interchanagability, rather than the "we're all learning this as we go, so there's no rules" industry back when I started 21 years ago. "Leif Svalgaard" <email@example.com To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > cc: Sent by: Subject: Re: Two persons per product" midrange-l-admin@mi drange.com 10/12/01 16:49 Please respond to midrange-l From: Brad Jensen <email@example.com> Brad and Steve (and the many others that will jump on this over the next few hours), I have heard all these arguments before (pride of ownership, creativeness, etc) and they are *precisely* what is wrong with our "profession". I'll compare (some will say that I can't) programming a large system as akin to producing the engineering blueprints of a major building. In order that the blueprints be understandable and hence useful now and 20 years from now, there is very little room for "creativity" and "personal style". If the original creator of a portion of the blueprint leaves the project another engineer can and should be able to complete the piece without having to start from scratch. The pride in your work comes not from being original but from executing your job in a professional manner. This argument can go on and on and on. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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