Systems People

David Kristofferson kristoff at genbank.bio.net
Thu Jun 25 01:03:44 EST 1992

>But I agree with Keith: C.S. people tend to make lousy system adminstrators.
>Most of the C.S. people I know couldn't program their way out of a paper bag.
>Many C.S. programs concentrate on theory and proofs, not on how to manage
>computers or how to program.  So the people who graduate in C.S.  tend to be,
>IMHO, glorified mathematicans who have little real-world experience.

We have had excellent systems people at BIONET and GOS both with and
without CS degrees.  They are all in agreement that most of the real
systems programming and networking knowledge is picked up by playing
with the machines and is *not* taught in CS classes.

Dave Kristofferson

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