Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

Programmers Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

Source: Ian Bogost
Affiliation: The Atlantic

In this article, the author argues that programmers should stop calling themselves engineers. The author argues that "engineering" implies a level of mastery of craft and commitment to public safety that software engineering does not hold up to. The "move fast, break things" philosophy that underpins Silicon Valley is antithetical to true engineering.

Keywords: Computer Science , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry