Origin of the Term: “Software Engineering”

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One term I use to describe myself is “software engineer.” Today I learned (TIL) about the origin of this phrase:

“I began to use the term ‘software engineering’ to distinguish it from hardware and other kinds of engineering,” Hamilton told Verne’s Jaime Rubio Hancock in an interview. “When I first started using this phrase, it was considered to be quite amusing. It was an ongoing joke for a long time. They liked to kid me about my radical ideas. Software eventually and necessarily gained the same respect as any other discipline.”

Source: Vox.com: Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass ’60s programmer who saved the moon landing

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