I’m a software engineer, and actively think about the nature of my profession and passion.
It’s interesting to ask the question: what are the distinguishing economic aspects of software?
- Extremely low marginal cost of production
- – copy paste
2. Don’t need permission
No guilds, no professional accreditation
– very low cost of input: start from a document!
– substrate (computation) is ubiquitous
– build your own tools: both the product and the tools are code!
– open source