On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 06:38:29PM +0100, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> On this list? Who in particular? Most of the people on this list that
> I've had occasion to meet fall into two categories; those who seem to be
> very bloody good at what they do, and those who wouldn't be capable of being
> a "bofh" (yet). I will not name anybody in the latter category for fear of
> reprisal ;) Actually on reflection, if anybody had ALL of the skills on
> Simon Travaglia's BOFH, (s)he'd have to be about 60, and on the same salary
> scales as international soccer players (the only difference being that (s)he
> would actually be _earning_ the money).
He didn't say that anyone was _the_ BOFH, being _a_ BOFH
is a different matter. A BOFH doesn't have to have any of the traits
of the original except the disdain for users.
In fact I don't think he even said that anyone was _a_
BOFH. What he did say was that there are people who
think that the kind of attitude displayed in the BOFH stories and
those on alt.sysadmin.recovery are to be emulated. They're not.
They are very funny, but they're comedy. When an admin with limited
skills uses them as a template for his or her interactions with users
they end up hated. Even if you really, really,
_REALLY_ know your stuff you won't be terribly popular if you treat
your users like shit.
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