Friday, October 17, 2003

Misconception of Programming

I'm shocked at the responses I get when I tell people that I am a programmer. Well, I usually first tell them that I'm a Developer and I get blank stares. Then I tell them that I'm a Web Developer and I get even more blank stares. Then I say I'm a Computer Programmer and they seem to get it.

4 out of 5 times I hear "How do you keep track of all those ones and zeroes? I don't know how you guys possibly can do that ..." and then before I even get a chance to explain that we don't actually program in binary and that there exist higher level languages they have already lost interest.

I think that the general public's misconception of programming is what makes us "programmers" so wealthy.

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