Computer Science legend Edsgar W. Dijkstra expounds on overuse of the term software engineer. Apparently at some point the job title of analyst/programmer didn't sound good enough so with a little help from HR, programmers became software engineers. Dijkstra's laments that engineer used to imply a master's degree and now it's a community college certificate. Nowadays even engineer doesn't carry the prestige it used to, and everyone is clamouring for the title software architect. You lose, Dijkstra!
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE