Software and engineering

November 7, 2015, 08:41 AM

My wife sent me a link to this article by Ian Bogost, because she knows the “are programmers engineers?” thing is a pet peeve of mine. I liked the article, and I think Bogost presents a good rundown of the problems in software engineering, but ultimately, I can’t go along with his main thesis. While I agree that programmers aren’t (in general) engineers, it isn’t for the reasons he gives.

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