Novice sysadmins

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Wed Dec 6 19:58:37 CST 2017


On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 02:18:07PM -0500, Harald Koch wrote:
> On 6 December 2017 at 13:51, Stephen Satchell <list at satchell.net> 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.
> >
> 
> Oh c'mon. Now you're being deliberately obtuse.
> 
> I work IT for a hospital. Everything I do has the potential to affect
> patient safety, and we do have documented cases of patients dying from IT
> mishaps.
> 
> Perhaps do your research before spouting off more of these unsubstantiated
> claims?

Like the famous case of the Therac-25 machine.  Programmers, not sysadmins, but same idea.


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