[Gllug] where do older sys admins end up?

tid td at bloogaloo.co.uk
Wed Dec 29 16:39:59 UTC 2010

On 29 December 2010 16:30, John Hearns <hearnsj at googlemail.com> wrote:

As a general point, when I were a lad, the computing field broke down
into 'programmers'
and 'operators'. There was a smaller group of 'OS people', who were a
breed apart. The
operators were beefy types who could lift a stack of half-inch tapes
and the programmers were
strange types who talked about lifos and fifos and punchcards.

IIRC The 'Sysadmin' moniker appeared in the late 80's.

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