my phone: *starts playing pachelbel on spotify when i ask it for directions to taco bell*
me: clearly this machine is on the verge of being capable of programming itself to fuzzy and ever changing specifications
what people think programming is: beep boop i do precise calculations using the power of brain science
what programming actually is: somebody asked me to do something stupid so now i have to think of the smartest way to do the stupid thing that wont get me fired
@dankwraith communicating this is what the comic strip dilbert did well, before scott adams became a moneyhaver and decided boots are delicious
tired: doing the dumb thing in the smartest way that won’t get you fired
wired: doing a smart thing in the dumbest possible way, and then copying and pasting that every time someone asks you to do a dumb thing
inspired: getting fired
The ironic thing is that even if programmers were replaced by robots, they would require precise instructions to do their job correctly, so there would have to be a "robot interpreter" job to translate manager demands into robot language.
And that's like... um... exactly what we're doing right now.
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