Software Engineering and its Discontents

This actively made me feel a kind of despair for all of modern capitalism: The Horrifically Dystopian World of Software Engineering Interviews. While the piece is about, as its lays out fairly clearly right there in the title, software engineering, it is actually about the awfulness of a Straight Outta Matrix Pods economy where we use algorithms to force people to generate algorithms that don’t matter about the wonders of algorithms that are better than the last algorithms that are now gamed and didn’t matter anyway. 

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This is what happens when people worship at the altar of Cool Googley Interview Questions, and then people game those. It becomes an arms race of stupid and dystopic.