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Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: It's the Documentation, Stupid!

Jul 29, 2004, 05:30 (21 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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