Sunday, September 25, 2011

A quote from "Dreaming in code" the book

Quote from the book:
"... asked the crowd how many considered themselves "systems architects." Half the audience raised their hands. Another third identified themselves as "systems engineers." The Raytheon exec then asked them to define "systems architect" and distinguish it from "systems engineer." A long silence followed and then a series ... Finally, one attendee stood up and started reciting the verbiage from an IEEE (Institude of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards document, whose boilerplate bureaucratic language only underscored the speaker's point: that a room filled with professionals whose work depends on precise specification could neither compose nor agree upon a simple, unambiguous definition of their own job titles."

I've often thought about what my job title is. Lately i've begun to use my educational title.