A 4 post collection

Software engineers should write - by Shubhro Saha

 •  Filed under Writing, Programming, Code, Language

Software engineers should write - by Shubhro Saha

The engineers I meet today cringe at the thought of writing an essay. And the writers I meet cringe at the thought of writing code.

What a shame! An engineer who writes code should also write essays.

As a software engineer with an English degree, I couldn't agree more. This math vs english kids debate is silly. It's all writing, in some form or another, and skill with one doesn't preclude skill with another. Here, here!

The Decline and Fall of the English Major

 •  Filed under Education, College, Literature, Language, Engligh, Humanities

The Decline and Fall of the English Major

My English degree is something I take considerable pride in, even as my career has been built in technology. This article calls it a gift, and I agree: “That gift is clear thinking, clear writing and a lifelong engagement with literature.” Also, this gift helps in “developing a rational grace and energy in your conversation with the world around you.” It’s this part that has served me well in life and work.