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Discussion on: "Computer programmer," is a skill, not a job.

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David Wickes

It's like writing - but pre-Industrial age. There were a specialist class of people who wrote, 'scribes' would be the profession.

That's not to say that we don't have writers now - we even have specialisms in writing, and writing teachers. But everyone can write, to some level or other.

In a way, everyone is a programmer these days if they can use Excel to solve a problem. This democratization of the skill will just continue.