Oil and water

Saturday, 15 Sep 2007

Rafe Colburn:

The more systems administration tasks I perform, the more I understand why systems administrators tend to hate programmers.

It always amuses me to hear people say that, because I used to think I was good at system administration. Then I got a dose of reality. Programmers tend to make lousy administrators (despite what they think of themselves), just like administrators tend to make lousy programmers (despite what they think of themselves). Rarely are both proclivities to be found in the same person. It’s the way things are.