[Chugalug] Fwd: Modis.NET
chevyiinova at bellsouth.net
Wed Mar 5 16:22:57 UTC 2014
ignorance is not reserved for coders... I've had a "network administrator" ask me for help configuring his desktop networking... but the best chuckle was the time he insisted that a mobo's coin cell battery HAD to be oriented (rotated) a certain way for it to work. Job titles seem to be inversely proportional to IQ.
From: Benjamin Stewart <stewartbenjamin at gmail.com>
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Fwd: Modis.NET
Dave said: All programming attracts stupid apparently.
Code is power, and who doesn't want power?
Some of the smartest people I know are coders. Some of the dumbest people I know think they are, too!
The consequence of all our efforts to lower the barrier to entry is...
The bar is lower.
This can be good as well as bad.
The good: People who do have a mind for it can get started sooner.
The bad: People who should never, ever make a career of it - can.
On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
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>On 3/5/2014 8:36 AM, Benjamin Stewart wrote:
>> SO much stuff in the background for the programmer that they have
>> no idea what's going on in their own programs,
>That ignorance is not reserved for VS. I've recently been introduced
>to a "web programmer" who "exclusively programs on Linux" who can't
>configure an HTTP redirect on her own if she doesn't have cPanel with
>a checkbox. And she thinks all webservers without cPanel are running
>All programming attracts stupid apparently.
>"Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood
>unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be
>fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking
>equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925
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