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debacle 648 days ago | link | parent

By what criteria do you define construction as a profession?

chris_wot 648 days ago | link

By what criteria do you define computing to not be a profession? :-)


beeneto 648 days ago | link

Don't burst a vein arguing over the definition of a profession.

The litmus test is whether or not an occupation has a policing organisation who dictates who is allowed to practice it. Lawyers, doctors, civil engineers are professions. Homeopathers, developers and ditch diggers are not.

I'll reference wikipedia, but its more of an unwritten rule. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profession#Formation_of_a_profe...


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