Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

jos unsubtle troll of the day

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.463321.17

Well... I do think it makes the good point that IT is a field where you're skills get less valuable over time.  Do new techniques pop-up every year in Law or Medicine or plumbing?  Probably, but I think IT is the worst (or best, the thrill of the new and all) for it.
Permalink zed 
March 12th, 2007 12:38pm
New techniques do pop up in law (see the current NYT magazine, for example) and medicine (google, 'evidence-based medicine'). Those fields are amazingly slow at incorporating change.

IT people have only their own quick wits to blame for the fast moving pace.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 12th, 2007 1:14pm
Mainframe, mini, PC

C++, Java, C#

It's so simple. Where's the change?
Permalink Send private email Rick, try writing better English 
March 12th, 2007 1:24pm
The fundamentals of programming remain, well, fundamental. Alphabet soup is just a matter of adaptation if your fundamentals are sound.
Permalink Bluebeard 
March 12th, 2007 1:24pm
I think it is good that you don't have to do the same crap every day, so stuff changing isn't so bad.

Personally, jack of all trades sorts of things are the best for me.

I like digging into LDAP queries to assist our networking folks one day, working on a C# app the next, and on others writing SQL sprocs for reporting.

Mixing things up is good. Although I'll admit it makes you an expert at nothing. But I don't want to be a guru of anything. I want to be the guy that you can throw just about anything at and know you'll get a favorable result.
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March 12th, 2007 1:32pm

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