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August 25, 2005

The coming era of the media engineer and media entrepreneur

. . . software engineer era ending

By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcher
Link_Harvester.jpgThere are tens of millions of programmers entering the world's job markets annually. Paradoxically, this global expansion of the geek population means the end of the era of the software engineer/coder as the most important profession in Silicon Valley - and in other centers of innovation.

Why? Because it is a common commodity. Software, servers and algorithms are cheap and are going to get cheaper. That's why Internet 2.0, this next phase of the internet (lower-case "i" please) will become the era of the "media engineer" - tech-savvy content producers, including journalists.

There are very few of them and the global pool grows slowly. [It's easier teaching geek to creative people than the other way around.]

It's all about the content

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