04/08/2004

Bruce Eckel speaking, t'as la gnaque depuis Eniac?

Je relis à chaque fois avec bonheur son "Thinking in Java"(D'ailleurs le monsieur pense aussi en c++, en patterns, en entreprise java etc..)
Un extrait de son weblog intitulé "the ideal programmer" m'a replongé dans le monde dilbertien dans lequel je bosse :

How many people in our profession really love what they do? My perception is very skewed because I meet the people that read books and make the effort to come out to seminars and conferences. There are a significant number of people who never leave the home-office loop but still read books and magazines and struggle with new concepts, discussing them with co-workers. And there are those mythical unseen creatures, of whom I've only met when giving a presentation inside a company (usually a larger company, since it's a good place to hide) so that the effort is limited to walking from the cubicle to the auditorium. I recognize them because they ask questions that amount to "why should I learn anything new?" They don't want to read or struggle with new concepts because it is uncomfortable (It makes your brain hurt a little, which I think means you're growing new neurons. Think of it as an investment against dementia in later life). If you've seen the movie "Office Space," you know them – that wonderful character who was fired years ago, but keeps coming into work, keeps getting his cubicle moved and made smaller, and keeps wondering where his stapler is. I'm not worried about offending him (yes, him, because as my girlfriend keeps wondering about, we seem to be an unusally male-dominated field) because he doesn't read and so he won't read this. But I don't think this is a person who is part of our profession, but rather someone who just exists in our profession. And probably because, long ago, someone said "get into programming, it pays well."




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