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My grandfather was an “analyst” for GE, which involved a lot of physical calculation, but also FORTRAN and COBOL. It used to be before programming became its own profession that managers, accountants, secretaries, and other disparate jobs were just expected to program off-handedly. It’s interesting that we’re somehow in the same place again, but in reverse, having to make new names for jobs that involve programming but not “software engineering”

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