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>  >By the end of this century, I will be amazed if you will
>>still be able to call yourself a 'software engineer/progammer' without a
>>legally mandated certification, license and professional standards.
>Which doesn't solve the problem, because good programmers write bugs too.
>And the best software engineers have no idea how to prevent them.
>Worse still, no one knows how to objectively distinguish good programmers
>from bad programmers. Any such licensing mechanism is likely to descend into
>a "Microsoft-Certified" farce.
>Michael Kay
>P.S. Anyone can call themselves a progammer, and by the end of this century,
>standards of spelling will have descended to the level where no-one notices.

<my opinion>
" by the end of this century " ??? You both are grossly 
over-estimating the scope of "programmers", as we now know them. I am 
sure that they will fall by the wayside like the old blacksmiths of 
yesteryear being replaced by things yet imagined.
</my opinion>




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