Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2014 21:24 UTC
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It's hard to explain to regular people how much technology barely works, how much the infrastructure of our lives is held together by the IT equivalent of baling wire.

Computers, and computing, are broken.

Software sucks. It really, really sucks. I have yet to meet a piece of software that didn't make me go "...eh." several times per hour - whether it be a videogame, a browser, or an operating system.

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Yamin
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2006-01-10

Well... that is pretty much how you would describe a professional in any field.

If you were doing a house renovation and you had several contracts. The one people would describe as professional would:

1. Hold appropriate licenses
2. Provide a firm estimate and hire the correct number and quality of people.
3. Turns down a job if they cannot meet the price. This happens all the time.

There are boatloads of contractors who are not very professional, but who do the work at prices and timelines people are willing to pay. But you'd hardly call these people professional.

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