RE: Tools and programming

Subject: RE: Tools and programming
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 09:41:08 -0700

Mike Adams <Mike_Adams -at- summithq -dot- com> wrote:

>I think that the self-sufficiency part is only true for new kids. Old hands
>that came up in DOS environments are probably able to handle "innards"
>without much difficulty. The first places I worked after leaving the Navy
>would not hire anyone incapable of supporting their own PC.

I'm not so sure. I remember when the Norton Commander was the
state-of-the-art interface, but I admit I got very lazy once GUIs
became widespread. It was only when I switched over to Linux that
I started getting my hands dirty again and working from the shell
- but, then, Linux shells are much more sophisticated than DOS,
and much easier to work with.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

"They sought in kirk, they sought in hall,
The lady was na' seen,
She's o'er the border and awa'
Wi' Jock o' Hazeldean."
-Sir Walter Scott, "Jock o' Hazeldean"

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