While riding in an Uber yesterday, a familiar story played out: the driver discovered I was a software engineer and began firing off a litany of tech-related questions.
I always try to help as best I can. Some questions are hardware-related or product-specific, but they’re usually simple enough that I can answer them anyway. I’ve found that many programmers will seize the opportunity to pretentiously explain the distinction between hardware and software, but the truth is you need a basic understanding of hardware to be successful as a software engineer (as opposed to merely a coder).
Listening to the driver…
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