After I drew the ER diagram on the white board in the database lesson, the lecturer commented that I am a programmer.

Lecturer: You have an Diploma in IT right?

Me: No, biotechnology.

Lecturer: I know you’re a programmer.

Yeah yeah… I hate being called a programmer. I somehow prefer to be called a developer. (By the way, I like the way Indians pronounce ‘developer’.) It’s just that programmer sounds like a menial task and developer sounds much nicer.

It’s just like lecturers preferring to be known as lecturers as opposed to being called ‘teachers’.

Just my 0.02 dollars.

comments powered by Disqus