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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Things have to work instantly
by quizmaster on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 02:08 UTC

... and thats ok with me, as long people dont forget their responsibility to know what they are doing. mostly all of my friends are on a "unpack-place-connect-use"-trip, not knowing what makes their new toy operate. and, no, a dont mean electricity. and even this is allright with me, if they are willing to spend some amount (money/naturals(?)) to someone installing and maintaining these things in a professionell way. and here comes the break, they usually don't. "a have no clue how to operate this thing, but hey, i bought it, it's my slave, it has to do what i want, NOW!". thats the point when i explain them i just started my 2-week-break on computers and other technical stuff, just eat/sleep/fishing. and then they get raged. "come on man, i know you can do it, help me, please ... a.s.o.". and if you then tell them, that your break just started and you don't want to miss your planned target (hey, it's been 2 day without hands on a comp, man) it may happen you have one friend less. but if thats the casse, it wasnt a friend either. and thats fine with me again.