System Administrator vs. Programmer Quote

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A great quote, that is so true ...

“A programmer is much like a virtuoso musician. They know their instrument extremely well. They may know, and occasionally play other instruments, but tend to focus almost exclusively on one. A sysadmin is more like the conductor. They have to know about all the instruments, the characteristics of each, how they play and sound together and in contrast with others. Then [they] need to understand the timing, the sound characteristics of the hall, etc. and make everything work together.”

- System administrator

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