Nov 05

The last job on Earth, part 1

I see that the “conventional wisdom” these days is that programmers will be obsolete once we figure out how to describe programs in a more human way.

I think that’s absurd. ┬áIt would take only one glance at the volumes upon volumes of federal laws or state laws to demonstrate just how incredibly difficult and byzantine “human accessible” rules are.

Indeed, I suspect that if computers & software didn’t exist, most programmers would be lawyers (except for the ones that would be mathematicians) because trying to understand and follow laws and loopholes and exceptions and conditions of laws is equivalently difficult to understanding code.



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