Programmers are not Typists
– Overheard at Spa2010
I love this quote- a nice succinct way to point out that both programmers should not be considered semi-skilled or easily replaceable but it also serves as a strong reminder to the programming community that much of our job lies away from the keyboard; Good design and customer engagement are vital to really be a great software developer. The temptation to just hear the problem and then immediately start bashing out code must be fought.
Also, as pointed out on twitter by @lassekoskela, it would have been better to say “Programmers are not tpyists!”