[vcf-midatlantic] OT: people don't understand computers anymore
wh.sudbrink at verizon.net
Tue Jun 7 14:03:04 EDT 2016
Neil Cherry wrote:
> I'm a bit old school, can't quite understand how
> those in computers can't understand the underlying
> principles of the computer (hardware and software).
> But along those same lines we're abstracting so
> much of this that we don't need to understand it
> that well.
It's a bit astonishing to me too. We get job candidates
with CS degrees from reputable universities who don't
know what a register is, can't explain how basic sorts
work or why you would even want to know. In my opinion,
the most evil phrase to come out of a software engineer's
mouth is "I don't want to have to think about...". Yup,
it's all abstracted away. You get a "container class"
with "iterators" and "find" methods and you're all set.
Not fast enough? Throw more hardware at it.
This is raising my blood pressure... gotta stop.
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