I am sorry if this post is off topic, Just wondering is there job market for programmer of 8051 compatible now ? I am not programmer, just doing 8051 program for fun. Just curious can I make a living on my hobby in case. (Of course I understand my programming skill is far from professional yet)
john wrote in news:chskt8$ firstname.lastname@example.org:
8051-based CPUs are ubiquitous so there is a market for the CPU. Your skills as an embedded systems developer, however, are probably more important to potential employers than your specific CPU experience. That is, you might be better served learning how to architect embedded systems (hw + sw) and how to program at a professional level than to learn the few intricacies of the 8051.
I'm for verbing nouns, but I feel for Architects, whose esteemed profession has been slurred by those who think "designing" computers, and calling the result "computer architecture", somehow does not infringe on the overwhelming common use of 20 years ago.
H. Ross Perot once drew the distinction of real architects, and those who make pretty pictures, but I won't go there. I don't understand the professional at all.
Architects often deserve the slurs they get. When I was at Cambridge University I was asked, with another Engineer, to build a "structure" designed by an architect. We took one look at the design and concluded that it would not stand up - it was a mechanism not a structure. The Architect insisted, so we built it, and stood well back. It fell down.
I hope that the Architect learned from the experience but somehow I doubt it.
Hmm. A "computer architecture" in the sense I understand it is not incompatible with the idea of Architecture. However I think many people do incorrectly refer to implementations or designs as "architectures", much as people might incorrectly refer to masonry as architecture.
In any case, however, "common use 20 years ago" is not today, is it? Language changes, and different language use is appropriate in different scenarios. If I'm talking to today's urban youth, I'm going to need to speak at least some gutter argot. Writing a scientific paper requires a different vocabulary and grammar. On the other hand, if I was writing a piece of fiction, I'd tend to follow the language and style of my favorite authors of the nineteenth century.
Travel too far down the "but that's not how we said it 20 years ago" road and you become like the French, desperately clinging to their own archaisms and attempting to legislate away common-use language borrowed from other tongues in an attempt to remain socially aloof and insular. Sometimes I just want to whack them with a Nerf bat.