Re: Do you equate engineers and programmers?

Subject: Re: Do you equate engineers and programmers?
From: Jim Grey <jwg -at- ACD4 -dot- ACD -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 1994 10:02:48 -0500

Karla McMaster's First Theorem:
>I think that people like to use information as power. And groups that tend to
>be holding tanks for particular types of information (e.g., physicians,
>scientific researchers, engineers, etc.) like to be thought of as the _only_
>repository for that particular type of information. If they can successfully
>place this perception in the public's mind, their power is increased.

>To further this end, they like to develop languages (perhaps even writing
>styles?) of their own. It's like having a secret code. This increases the
>chances that their power will be maintained, because others cannot easily
>understand what they're saying or writing.

Bingo. My studies in sociology support this claim.

jim grey
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