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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yes but
by Master P on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 02:42 UTC

I agree with the author on some level. But, on the point about software availability and interfaces, it is not just about ease of use, it is also a matter of efficacy. Having a program for backups is for the vast majority of the population easier and more efficient than taking the time to learn "rsync", for example. In today's world of unprecedented access to information, one must strike the balance between competency and ignorance of a given subject. How many subjects can one concurrently become an expert on? Since everything is so specialized, most people can become a true expert in only one field [at a time].