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Comment Illusion at work (Score 1) 353

Majority of worker slaves have such positive attitude "I have a good relationship with management" until burned out or not needed anymore. Well, they didn't even notice they and their work are owned. So, a little reality check: a hired man who builds a house does not get the ownership of the house. Or a car. Or an iPad. Making software for hire is no different. Your work should provide a profit for the one who invests in you. If you want the profit you think your work is worth of, quit the job and start your own business.

Submission + - The Robots That Will Put Coders Out of Work

snydeq writes: Researchers warn that a glut of code is coming that will depress wages and turn coders into Uber drivers, InfoWorld reports. 'The researchers — Boston University's Seth Benzell, Laurence Kotlikoff, and Guillermo LaGarda, and Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs — aren't predicting some silly, Terminator-like robot apocalypse. What they are saying is that our economy is entering a new type of boom-and-bust cycle that accelerates the production of new products and new code so rapidly that supply outstrips demand. The solution to that shortage will be to figure out how not to need those hard-to-find human experts. In fact, it's already happening in some areas.'

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"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354