Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: It's the Documentation, Stupid!
Jul 29, 2004, 05:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Jones)
"Dear open source developers: We sysadmins are tired of the crap
you've been throwing at us. It seems you've been assuming all these
years that we sysadmins are coders, and thus, 'the code is the
documentation.' In reality, we are not coders. We are systems
administrators, which is precisely why the word 'coder' does not
appear on anything which also has our name on it--and thus, your
mantra is no longer cute.
"We are but lowly sods who mill about in the background,
ensuring things like email and backup are working, and that users
can get to the resources they need to do their jobs. Some of these
users are even coders; but not us..."