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2011-02-03 22:40:00.526422+00 by meuon 4 comments

He said he was surprised to see engineering-quality work in a report that was not signed by a licensed professional. "When you start applying the principles for trip generation and route assignment, applying judgments from engineering documents and national standards, and making recommendations," that's technical work a licensed engineer would do, Lacy said.

Getting in trouble for being smart is just part of being a good programmer. Queuing, routing and traffic analysis is basic stuff to a programmer or network admin... apply such to to vehicle traffic patterns should not be a misdemeanor.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-02-04 00:22:16.219385+00 by: papa0so

Reminds me of that new Facebook movie when Zuckerberg got into trouble for crashing the system server from having so many hits.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-02-04 00:40:45.432586+00 by: ebradway

A few years ago a professional organization, the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors, sued the Federal Government (in MAPPS vs. United States) to require that only licensed engineers or licensed surveyors could operate a GIS and produce maps under government contract. Fortunately the court case failed and I am still able to make maps as part of my job. Sheesh...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-02-04 00:45:58.46489+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ya know, there was a time when people made the pretense that state licensing was to preserve standards. I think we're long past the point where that pretense has been dropped, and everybody pretty much admits that professional licensing is about creating artificial scarcity.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-02-04 22:52:13.525894+00 by: mkelley

My mantra:
Just because you have a certification or degree, doesn't mean you actually know how to do anything.