Python certification

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Oct 20 22:22:02 CEST 2008

Eric Wertman wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:52 AM, olive <ocollioud at> wrote:
>>> Certification prooves you're an idiot who needs to spend money to work
>>> for another idiot who doesn't know enough about programming to know if
>>> they hire competent programmers and need an idiot paper to make them
>>> feel better and sleep better at night.
>> So true !
>> +1 QOTW
>> --
> While in the current state of affairs I agree completely,  I do think
> that IT in general would be a much better field to work in if there
> were some industry standard certifications that were required.  More
> like the medical and legal fields than the vendor specific ones we see
> today from Microsoft, IBM, etc.

Given the way that medical/legal licensing is used to stifle 
competition, prevent innovation, and keep people from earning a living 
delivering simple services that people need at prices they can afford, 
'more like' would have to be done very carefully.

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