|FROM ||From: "Steve Milo"
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: pittance
Anyone read the May 2004 issue of Dr.Dobbs, there are a few articles that I
find interesting (description of the P4 architecture, A Manifesto for
Collabortive Tools, Motion estimation and MPEG Encoding). How many of you that
have actually read those articles to completion were fully able to comprehend
exactly what the authors were talking about?
Where am I going with this? Well, to me it seems there is plenty of work still
out there that needs to be done. Does anyone know what the word innovation
means? www.m-w.com says it means the introduction of something new, a new idea
method or device, a novelty. I dont completely agree with the idea of
innovation being something novel. Unless it is something useful and meaningful.
There are probably alot of RFC's out there that are worth reading that havent
been glossed over.
As programmers we are in a very unique field, we cant really compare our
profession to other professions. For the most part we arent inhibited by law.
Granted there are laws that protect proprietary software but who cares about
them? I mean really think about it? If all the worlds proprietary software
companies imploded in the next few months who would step up to the plate? The
Free Software coders and we would create a far better and more stable product
that would earn the publics trust. As opposed to force the public to trust us,
which is a tactic that the proprietary sofware makes choose. The only reason
our industry may need licensure is to maintain our integrity, we would have to
maintain some semblence of professionalism. Which would actually be enforcable
by corporate environments that encourage its employee's to innovate. The best
way I see to force innovation is for software makers to GPL everything they
do. You will see how fast all the worlds networks become ultra stable and
secure. You will also witness a speeding up of the weeding out process of
intermediate and professional programmers.
So the next time you complain about wages think about the bottleneck that is
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 12:47:12 -0400, Ruben Safir Secretary NYLXS wrote
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 09:36:36AM -0700, DK Smith wrote:
> > What the fech is going on in the tech world? I am frustrated with these
> > pay rates. It is very disturbing, career-wise. Take for example the job
> > posting I share below... The only thing it has to do with perl-jobs is
> > that Perl must be used somewhere in the 70+ host infrastructure which
> > they want managed and evolved! (so I hope this post is OK).
> Welcome to the real world. This is why most serious working professions
> have seeked out government protection or unionization over time. Individuals
> have almost zero chance of affected decent working wages in a brass
> tacks, no holds bar, laize-fare economy without either a
> professional License
> (ie: like attonies, doctors, accountants, plumbers and carpeters),
> or a Free labor Union (ie Auto Workers, Truck Drivers, UPS Workers,
> Steel Workers, Construction Workers, etc).
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