[ubuntu-uk] Choice of OS in work

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 20:32:57 UTC 2016

On 18 March 2016 at 22:49, Gareth France <gareth.france at cliftonts.co.uk> wrote:
> I haven't yet been in the job long enough to figure out the reasoning behind
> this software labyrinth.

There isn't one.

The sad fact is that most people in C21 IT are incompetent. They don't
understand systems in any real depth, not throughout -- modern systems
are so baroquely complex that almost no-one can. So there are rituals,
done without understanding, and a superstition that enough levels of
firewalling and virtualisation and encryption, if built from recent
code, especially *expensive* recent code, magically combine to make it

It's nonsense and totally untrue, but alas, such systems hold the
world together now.

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