We could be problem-solving technologists. We could avoid getting wrapped up in programmer elitism and tribal competition.
We might solve more problems that way!
We can still find joy in certain technologies. We can still ply our trade in solving meta-problems with those technologies while solving increasingly interesting problems with the technology.
We might have more fun and worry less about the hype treadmill!
We’d have more mental space to consider how we’re solving problems. We could communicate better with our teammates and customers.
We might consider whether the thing we’re building is right for the world we live in!