Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Troubling Stereotypes

No wonder kids don't want to go into programming. How do we counter these sort of misinformed "studies"?

Most coders have sleep problems, need 'hygiene and care':

A study conducted among software engineers indicates that a high proportion of coders suffer from "severe insomnia" and that a majority have sleep problems of some sort, putting their mental health and "hygiene" at risk.

According to the study authors, the primary reason for the sleeplessness of software engineers is that "job-related stress is considered extremely high". It was concluded that coders "need special attention since they are prone to develop sleep disturbances".

The solution?

"Lifestyle management programmes which include sleep hygiene and care should be incorporated as a policy matter in the IT industry."

Give me a break!

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