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When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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Re: @ Prst.V.Jeltz Re:software engineer

Because when you go through a proper engineering program, you are an engineer who specializes in Software or Computer engineering.

I believe that the issue today is that many of those who claim the title of "software engineer" today are at a skill level conversant with "sanitation engineer" or "poodle hair pattern engineer" etc. Or those people who run wires through houses who classify themselves as "electrical engineer" who have done a 3-week course.

There are those such as yourself who probably deserve to use the title, but there are many who don't. Unfortunately, they've so much degraded the name that it's almost a derogatory term in some circles (at least in places I've been).

You're done the work and deserve the title, protect it from those who don't deserve it.

[Icon coz I respect people who've done the work, and El Reg has no 'salute' icon]

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