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re: Great post but I would have to disagree with the levels especially placing Googling, Stackoverflow etc as low competency. Development is constantly...
 

Thanks for your feedback.

Yeah perhaps it is a mistake for me to to grade it numerically. Each of those areas can go very very deep.

As you point out, being able to source the right and correct information and apply it is huge, and probably a competitive advantage for many businesses.

Based on your feedback I think I might change it to a bulleted list, or find some other way of indicating that each of these levels is a world unto itself, and that you can (and often are well advised to) go very deep on one level and ignore the others.

In fact, I suppose software/computing itself makes this 'selective ignorance' advantageous, with its 'layers of abstraction'. E.g none of us would be so foolish as to manually manage our own memory; we leave that task to the operating system and its layers of abstraction.

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