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Web Developer Apocalypse

Geez… there has been a lot of things on my mind lately. Most of it has to do with my chosen profession of web development. I’m really questioning it more than ever. Partly because of the whole browser upgrade campaign, Zeldman introduced last Friday. Partly because of a web developer team initiative we are trying to work through at the office. Add into that my own fears about the economy as it affects the web, my lack of a college degree, and the general sense of dispair I have about the web developers role in the future.

Unrelated, but still apocalyptic, are some discussions and articles I’ve recently read all stemming or somehow connected to Bill Joy and his “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” essay.

I’m really going nuts, I don’t think that the world will end anytime soon, but I could probably write a “20 ways web development could end”. Oh well, I think I’ll go back to school and say I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’m even willing to try a personality/career index test thingamajig and see what it has to say.

Originally published on Thursday February 22, 2001 at 12:15 am

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