I'd have to agree. There is no advantage
as people who are skilled in either are in high demand.
They have to co÷perate or nothing will ever get done.
It's not unlike Architects and Engineers. In some cases,
they can do the same things, but when you get down to it,
an Architect is typically not going to be able to determine the
compressive force acting on a support column to see if it
is within acceptable limits. Likewise, it is highly unlikely
that an Engineer is going to win any awards for their
This duality even exists within the groups themselves. A
large project typically has a lead designer and a lead
technical, each of which have assistants. As such, the
lead in each group is the 'Architect' who set out the
parameters, define the objectives, and create a plan,
and the others act as 'Engineers' who figure out how to
make it happen in a practical sense (i.e. pixels on screen
or lines of code).
Strangely, software architects are called Software
Engineers, presumably because this looks a lot more impressive
on a business card or C.V. Also, in some rare cases, you
find an individual who is skilled in both arenas, a one
person army. Da Vinci
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