[Beowulf] Beowulf SysAdmin Job Description
douglas.guptill at dal.ca
Thu May 7 17:53:20 PDT 2009
On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 10:55:54PM +0300, Nicholas M Glykos wrote:
> > Too many Ph.D persons (in fields other than Computer Science) assume
> > that any sort of computer work is something they could do in their
> > spare time, if they just took the time.
> Taking your point to its diametrically opposite extreme, I have repeatedly
> been told that I should stop writing code because there is no way that the
> code I manage to write could possibly compete with what a professional
> programmer could have written. They are, of course, absolutely right.
> Still, I would not trade the fun (and concurrent training) of solving my
> problems in my way with even the most highly optimised, readable and
> absolutely professional pieces of code.
You raise an excellent point.
There should always be a place, in any field of human endeavour, for
amateurs. We were all amateurs once.
> My twopence,
Worth at least twice that. :-)
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