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The Computer Scientist as Toolsmith - Fred Brooks

I’ve come across a couple of posts recently talking about the gender specificness of the term ‘Software Craftsman’ and Victoria suggests that the term ‘Codesmith’ would be a more appropriate name to use.

I’m not that bothered what the name is but I was reading the transcript of Fred Brooks’ acceptance speech for winning the ACM Allen Newell Award in 1994 titled ‘The Computer Scientist as Toolsmith’ which has some interesting ideas about what our role should be.

These were some of the parts that I found interesting in the talk:

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