Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
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It's all a trade off
by Szass Tam on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 21:18 UTC

Only geeks and enthusiasts really have or would make the time to study up on pcs, particularly if you're not math/science inclined. Learning Linux and BSD has been a difficult and slow process, worth it to me only because I'm an enthusiast. OF the people I work with, they only want to learn the basics of, the very minimum they need to know and expect to somehow make sure it all keeps running. But it's a trade off. I can keep their machines running, but I can't make herbal remedies, nor fix my own car, nor add on a mother-in-law unitto a house, etc. Me, personally, I'd rather have as much computer smarts as possible, but if I'm spending a lot of time on that, I'm also missing out on a lot of other practical skills/hobbies. I don't live in my parents basement, but nor do I get out enough. Social life? Not since I quit the drug scene. Such is life.