Fri Apr 25 15:21:56 PDT 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 05:56:58PM -0400, Richard Congdon <richard at pikachu.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > You do not shoot FOR sysadminning.  Sysadminning is something you 
> > run away from.  At speed.
> It was not always thus.  My first job ('84) was as a unix sysadmin, and I have
> never enjoyed a job so much.  It probably helped that there was no one (to
> my knowledge) trying to run things 24/7.  If something broke on the
> off-hours, it could always wait until the next day.

In the Golden Age, which we now call "Before Microsoft", things 
were better.  They were not perfect, mind, but they were better.  

Matthew Hunter (matthew at infodancer.org)
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