Should Programmers be Engineers?
I've been debating this in my family recently and today I stumbled across a 2003 slashdot article on the subject: http://developers.slashdot.org/story/03/03/30/1914239/are-programmers-engineers?sbsrc=thisday
The crux of the issue is that it is considered fraud to call yourself an engineer in many states without being a registered Professional Engineer - including my current state, Massachusetts. However, there are lots of tech folks that have the title engineer and call themselves engineers without the license.
Having a civil engineering degree, I'm curious how software developers and IT folks feel about this topic. Do you want to have Professional Engineer licensure, another form of registration and title, or just leave it be?