The entire computer profession is immature. Normally, the word immature has pejorative implications, but not in this case. The computer profession is approximately 50 years old. Compare this profession to accounting, engineering, law and medicine. We are told that the hieroglyphics found in the tombs of Egypt include notes from accountants as to how much grain was owed to the pharaoh. Walk the streets of Rome today and chances are good that the foundation was laid 2,000 years ago under the direction of a Roman engineer. Visit an archaeological exhibition or a dig and you may find markings on bones that were made by a doctor (of sorts) more than 10,000 years ago.

Historically speaking, the profession of information processing is grossly less mature than other professions. What are some of the other indications that this profession is immature?

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