[Beowulf] Wired article about Go machine

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Tue Mar 24 13:28:55 PDT 2009

I'm not sure what environment you guys are working,
but the average IQ100 office personnel is a lot more clumsy than
you guys can imagine.

In general of course if someone sucks in everything, he or she still  
can go work
for a bank.

Though nowadays i shouldn't say that too loud either it seems :)

Bad paid and simple work. Not so long ago i saw 'em still use at one
bank OS-2 from IBM as client :)

Most posters here are so far away from normal world that they have no  
clue about 99.99% of workfloor.

Mistake 1 they make is retry the same thing 100 times. Those posting  
here for sure will
try each time something else until they figure it out.

At best you can say that open source is progressing. It's far from  
Then we had some workable x-windows type GUI, suddenly it was kicked  
out and replaced by
big crap called x.org. Eating huge RAM and ugly slow. Doesn't even  
run well at a tad older machines
with a bit less RAM.

So in order to run open-office latest versions, you also need an  
expensive new machine. That's another
weird phenomena.


On Mar 24, 2009, at 5:06 PM, Ellis Wilson wrote:

> Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> If experienced IT guys don't manage within 1 day to get something  
>> like
>> that done with it,
>> for sure office personnel with less of an experience there will fail.
>> Then additional the
>> documentation totally fails there.
> Actually, I would be inclined to think that office personnel are MORE
> capable for this type of task than "IT guys".  Not only will they have
> spent a vast majority of their day working with all types of word
> processing software, they would be in their position less single- 
> minded
> about one particular brand of software and thereby more open-minded in
> their approach.
> I can't tell you the number of times I've battled with "IT guys" who
> have severe prejudices against things that in fact they don't know  
> about
> because they are too lazy to experiment with different solutions to  
> the
> same problem.
> Ellis

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