nanog revelancy to newcomers [was Re: Curious question on hop identity...]

Matthew Sullivan matthew at
Fri Dec 15 00:23:42 UTC 2006

Scott Weeks wrote:
> <rant>
> I just have to add to this.  I have worked with quite a few CC{IE, NP, SP, ...} types lately that've been given lead positions and high responsibilities.  (Hell, some have .sigs that look like the dictionary.  They're very good at passing cert tests.)  Many don't want to know about UNIX and Open Source Software.  I don't mean not use it in production, but don't want to know anything about it at all.  They don't want to know how the internals of any of it works.  They want to design by book regurgitation and operate by point-and-click.  They don't think about things organically or as the Big Picture, rather they have a very narrow point of view.  It's a change of personality type behind this.  Do the least amount of work for the most amount of money.  It's not geek-excitement that drives them.  It's a crazy world when CCxx certs are considered more valuable than EE or Comp Sci degrees.  :-(
> </rant>
s/EE or /real world experience or EE and /

/ Mat

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