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How the Work of Software Professionals Changes Everything
May/June 2003 (vol. 20 no. 3)
pp. 92-97
James Cusick, Bluecurrent

Software professionals? work remains vital to modern industrial society as key definitions of work, the organization of work, and the relationship of modern software systems to society?s evolution demonstrate. This article discusses why the question of what work to pursue is interesting with regards to the software field and explores the meaning of work itself and its relation to the individual, society, and the economy. With a philosophy of work established, the author explores if and how software work, especially in the US, fits into the future. The article also discusses outsourcing, offshore contracting, and related technical trends in the industry.

Index Terms:
software development, software engineering, software industry, software profession
Citation:
James Cusick, "How the Work of Software Professionals Changes Everything," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 92-97, May-June 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1196329
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