[LINK] The Register: Canadian MCSEs aren't engineers...
Tue Nov 12 23:19:26 EST 2002
"Chirgwin, Richard" wrote:
> The professional engineers' association in Canada is dismayed that Microsoft
> Certified System Engineers (MCSEs) are calling themselves "engineers".
> Microsoft agreed to discourage the use of the term among MCSEs last year,
> but changed its mind in the summer.
I often question the use of the term "software engineers", for similar
What is wrong with the more descriptive terms "computer programmer",
"systems analyst" and "programmer/analyst"?
The day that "creating software systems on computers" becomes a profession,
with proper vetting of members of that profession and requisite penalties
for incompentence, breach of duty or negligence will be the day that
computer "professionals" might call themselves "engineers" or perhaps
As an analyst myself, I don't even invite the term. I have never thought
of myself as an engineer, nor am I ever likely to do so.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from
you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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