[LINK] Where Are the Software Engineers of Tomorrow?
lucychili at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 12:33:29 EST 2008
It might be that the engineers of tomorrow are living in:
- houses which are less likely to have a backyard and a shed for
- an education system which uses insurance/risk as a scoping metric
for what is possible
- an education system which is optimised for measurable en masse results
- an education system which has little time, resources, funding,
support staff for non standard teachers or students
- an education system which is sorted by age
- a society/economy which frequently purchases technology solutions
which have restrictions on inspection or modification
- a society/economy which values control of existing inventions over
access to participation for new inventors
- a society/economy which retail space would be far more extensive and
accessible than public community spaces workshops
- a society/economy/education where technology is described in terms
of being a choice of (suites of) products rather than as an underlying
question of people, information, power, substance.
It feels like we are optimised as a culture of consumers.
This configuration ensures that there is a maximum opportunity for us
to spend into the global economy, but there are spatial, legal,
logistical, social, assumptions built in which increase barriers to
What kinds of space, time, constructive risk, legal opportunity to
participate, cross generational collaboration, mess, mistakes and
questions would provide a stronger habitat for Australian invention
and make culture?
Where are the software engineers of tomorrow? Perhaps shopping for clues?
What other ways to find/make clues are there?
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