Quote Originally Posted by zsas View Post
I guess I see what I do (programming/analytics/bi) as art and science.

My idol btw one'a my professors declared that programming is 50% science and 50% art).....

Just remember back in the day, mainframe time was hundreds of dollars an hour....a computer these days is free (eg library)....a 8x10 = mainframe and Nikon Dx = library PC.....

Just tools....

Someone can write some great code in vi or notepad at the library......
Ah but one important point you leave out in the analogy: quality of code. The ultimate equalizers != net higher quality of code. That's the entire point I'm making.

You can hand cameras and computers to monkeys, you know what happens after that.

Update: I see you did address this in your later post but I believe if we don't "address" better we're just part of the problem in the race to the bottom. To mix analogies, would you like to see all photographers replaced with the equivalent of 3rd world contractors? That may be what the possibilities entail but I can surely have a problem with that because the NET outcome is worse.