Novice sysadmins

Leo Bicknell bicknell at
Wed Dec 6 19:04:54 CST 2017

In a message written on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 10:51:32AM -0800, Stephen Satchell wrote:
> What professional engineers you mentioned do can kill people.  I have 
> yet to hear of anyone dying from a sysadmin or netadmin screwing up. 
> (Other than dropping something heavy onto someone, using a fork lift 
> incompetently, or building an unsafe raised floor.).

Some of the folks on this list run networks that carry 911 phone
calls.  A call not going through may well result in fatalities.

I'm personally torn, I think the "Professional Engineer" things are
75% racket, and 25% good, but I also think the 'net continues to
miss out on the 25% good and could seriously use some of it.

Leo Bicknell - bicknell at
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