Yesterday evening we had dinner with friends. The guy works on real time control systems and was talking about the trouble he is having with some young, well qualified engineers, who think that they know everything, even though they have very little experience of the real world. Our wives exchanged glances – they knew that he and I were on common ground, but a place outside of their world. He continued: “But they do not really understand the whole point behind writing code”. As this is a subject close to my heart, that I have written about before, I explained my view on the matter. He said “Exactly.” And, to the relief of our better halves, we moved on to other topics.
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