Atwood: I saw you wrote another, well we don't call it a blog because you get angry when you call your writing a blog.
Spolsky: <laughs>, it's not a blog !
Atwood: <laughs>, it's not a blog !
Spolsky: It was an extended tweet.
Atwood: Yes, it was a very very long twitter message about what a program manager does. Correct?
Spolsky: Yeah. 'Cos you know the terms are confusing. Different people use different title for different jobs. People are like.. you know.. "thats just a business analyst plus user interaction designer. Mine is the project manager with a little bit of ... program analyzer in there." and i figure, you know what, I got my own terminology and I am going to use it. And if I can just promulgate this terminology through my blog, then I dont have to accomodate everybody else's word for what they use for that job. I can just impose my ideas on the whole world.
Atwood: Well, I enjoyed it because its one of those jobs where it is really hard to describe what it is, what it does and how it works and its one of those titles thats a little bit generic enough that nobody can really ever figure it out.