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Should Programmers be formally classified?   [Edit]

Survey period: 12 Dec 2005 to 18 Dec 2005

The medical profession has recognized specialists. Should programmers be formally classified in a similar manner? (Member suggestion)

OptionVotes% 
Yes72154.17
I don't know18513.90
No42531.93



 
GeneralKnow all Pin
Tad McClellan17-Dec-05 12:33
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GeneralJust like doctors, two classifacation Pin
geniusintraining17-Dec-05 8:38
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geniusintraining17-Dec-05 8:49
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GeneralWho would do the classifying? Pin
Hal Angseesing15-Dec-05 6:25
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akyriako7815-Dec-05 23:58
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GeneralNo! Pin
Prakash Nadar14-Dec-05 4:58
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Xiangyang Liu 刘向阳16-Dec-05 2:31
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GeneralMedical Profession Vs Programmers Pin
Craig Gilchrist14-Dec-05 3:03
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Craig Gilchrist14-Dec-05 5:57
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Jeremy Falcon14-Dec-05 11:29
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Craig Gilchrist14-Dec-05 22:37
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Jeremy Falcon15-Dec-05 7:57
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mosquitooth15-Dec-05 8:03
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As a doctor in spe (means that I'm studying medicine) I've got to add something:

1."the brain, heart, lungs etc work very differently even though they may all be classed as "organs", they're functions share very little common functionality."
No, No, NO. Of course they have a different behaviour and use, but the human body is not a collection of organs, but instead they all work together. One example: The heart controls the blood pressure (in a way Wink | ;) , but itself is controled by N.vagus, which means: brain - and the kidneys, venes, ....
So, you see, everything belongs together and cannot be seperated.

2. "If considering the example of a Doctor when referring to a programmer we can say that a neuro-surgeon would not in fact be a programmer, he would be a "CPU-Architect" and thus in a different field. All programmers can be considered General Practicioners which have the fundamental knowledge of the body/computer architecture and protocols but chooses to treat symptoms/develop solutions using different tools."

Yeah, I'd agree to that. But remember, every doctor has to have knowledge about everything (in the body, of course) - and you'll be thankful for that once you get a heart attack when you visit a neuro-surgeonSmile | :)
(Indeed, this is the way it's handled in Germany, afaik that's a bit different in US).

3. One last thing: the medicine is now ca. 2000 years old, computer science about 100 (?), maybe, we'll all programmers will be classified in about 50 years?

Greetings and best wishes,

Andreas


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GeneralThere are only two kinds, Good ones and Bad ones. Pin
Gilad Kapelushnik14-Dec-05 2:22
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