As a guy in tech with an English degree, I really appreciate this article. I agree completely and find this to be true at Canonical. Good writing is common among great people, even if the field itself is technology.
I’ve also always thought my English degree was a great asset as I’ve grown in responsibility in software development. I’m comfortable communicating in both written and verbal forms, and I can read a book or set of docs quickly to get up to speed on new technologies.
And then there’s the upside of being able to recommend a great book that not everyone has heard of.