On 28 Nov 2012, at 16:40, Ross Singer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would disagree that sysadmin/network admin types are considered less geeky, it's just that coders and sysadmins speak completely different languages, tend not to trust each other, and are generally working against one another (since they have different goals). Bess's "Werewolves vs. Vampires" presentation a couple years ago explained this well.
differently geeky with (sometimes) different goals. i'm not sure about the mutual distrust--about the only winning part of MPOW at the moment is that 2/3 of the coders have no trouble working with/trusting the systems staff (and vice versa). the other 1/3 … well, he lives on his own planet most of the time, and we can only bend reality so much.
but yes, this is true more often than now.
(long-time lurker, first-time writing here…)
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