victorious-energy-5676405/26/2020, 9:53 AM
We don't have any extraordinary skills that entitles us to 3-4 times the salary that a top notch mechanical engineer or teacher deserves.It's about impact. One software engineer with a laptop and internet connection can do a lot more than a far better skilled mechanical engineer in the current world. Like I mentioned earlier, luck has it that we're still a high impact profession. This may change in future.
helpful-gigabyte-4793905/26/2020, 10:33 AM
victorious-energy-5676405/26/2020, 10:39 AM
Someone building yet another high-performance platform for folks to exchange LOLCats pictures isn't what I consider impact.This is dangerously judgemental and misguided. FWIW, cat pictures may give people an avenue to soothingly pass their time when they're done building a covid-19 vaccine. Or after they've built a revolutionary farming machine. Who knows! You cannot claim one is better than the other. You cannot presume to judge what gets used and how. An industrial strength software can result from years working on and maintaining "ad servers" that serve a lot of traffic. This software in turn can go and fuel other good things.
helpful-gigabyte-4793905/26/2020, 10:53 AM
victorious-energy-5676405/26/2020, 10:54 AM
helpful-gigabyte-4793905/26/2020, 11:14 AM
victorious-energy-5676405/26/2020, 11:18 AM
trickle-down economicsI don't understand how trickle-down economics comes in picture here. We're talking about salaries and fairness.
helpful-gigabyte-4793906/03/2020, 5:23 AM