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  • We are a specialist society, and some of us choose to specialize in computer languages.

    If we are dead, then it won't matter, but if we survive, then we will still need our specialties.

    I know that there is a small hoard of folks, mostly in Atlanta, that spend all of their waking hours analyzing the next potential threat. This is their specialty, and I'm happy to indirectly support them in their mission.

    For this reason, I try not to worry about things like the Flu. If I were too worried, I would have to get a Ph.D. in viral biology and move to Atlanta.

    • Some specialties have a large impact, while other specialties don't.

      I can trust that civil engineers are going to do their job when they design a bridge, and that there are sufficient checks and balances (read: board certifications, regulations, inspections) that their creations are a net benefit to society. For example, Galloping Gertie [] is well known because it isn't a frequent occurrance. And when it was recognized that the bridge was experiencing catastrophic failure, everyone was kept away and no one