People who tell computers how to behave, what would you rather be called?

(I can only put 4 choices, write-ins encouraged in replies, "hacker" is another term I would have liked to include.)


(With any luck, this will turn into a hearty debate as to how these terms are all slightly different and none of them are a good description of people who tell computers what to do.)

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@JordiGH the problem with answering this meaningfully is that you've called out one axis of difference (that the terms all mean different things) but left out another important axis (that the terms all mean different things _to very different audiences_).

I feel like this might be a longer conversation than even Masto's generous message size might make easy to conduct!

@gnomon What I'm going for here is how do people really feel about their own identity, deep in their soul?

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