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At last at Symantec.

This must be new.

http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?308

Looking forward to some decent software once ethics gain traction.
Permalink trollop 
September 20th, 2006 8:34pm
Or a grammar nazi.
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September 20th, 2006 8:48pm
In my country the most often wording mistake on job advert is "Carrier" for "Career".
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September 20th, 2006 9:11pm
If it has spelling mistakes, you can best believe it was written by a developer.

Please explain to me why computer geeks and math geeks are so intent on "the right answer", yet they can't seem to understand grammar and refuse to apply the rules.

How different is the substance here?  It isn't, in my opinion.

If you can't spell, you can't be a structure Nazi for anything else, period.
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September 20th, 2006 9:37pm
Because spelling and grammar are  full of inconsistent annoying exceptions.  Programming is good, pure, and consistent.
Permalink cpm 
September 20th, 2006 9:48pm
"Programming is good, pure, and consistent."

Oh really?  To who?  It is an amass of rules, just like spoken languages, with more than one way to say/phrase things.

But if you are correct, then people who are good at programming but can't spell, have minds that are good at consistent paradigms and can memorize syntax for such, and people who are good at spelling and grammar are good with inconsistent paradigms and can memorize syntax for such.

Okay, now I'm confused.  Same side of the coin?

Why such disparity, then.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 20th, 2006 9:53pm
It could be mostly perception dominateing reality.

Geeks see spelling as memorize all these rules then learn all these exceptions which occur nearly as often as the rules themselves.

And computers are memorize these rules and they are never never violated.

It's a dumb simplification and a false dichotomy but its how people think,
Permalink cpm 
September 20th, 2006 9:57pm
Most homonyms won't raise much of a giggle even "STATIONARY" stuck on the front of a cabinet.

But in a job ad for that outfit it's rather amusing especially if you allow it just could have been intentional.
Permalink trollop 
September 20th, 2006 9:57pm
"If you can't spell, you can't be a structure Nazi for anything else, period."

Can someone please "bumpstickerize" that statement?  I want everyone to know how I feel and I would like to create this and put it on that t-shirt site with the name Cafe in it.

WHy in hell can't I remember anything today?
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September 20th, 2006 10:04pm

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