software is not about computer science


ben wencke

So many people in my major (computer science) think that software is about computer science. These same people are the ones who gets jobs in the tech industry. Then they get promoted to management jobs in the tech industry. Then they hire people to write software. Of course, they hire people who think the same way that they do. They hire people who think that software is about computer science. It is a vicious cycle.

That cycle is exactly why computers suck. That is why computers need “tech support.” Because no one can figure out how to use them. Because they were made by people who think that software is about computer science. And, unfortunately, they are wrong. Software is not about computer science. Software is about people.

Users don’t give a shit about which design pattern you followed or the complexity of your algorithm. What they care about is…

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