[Beowulf] [OT] HPC and University IT - forum/mailing list?
hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Aug 16 09:46:04 EDT 2006
>> only mail client in use. these approaches are often
>> justified as "putting the uni on a sold, business-like footing".
> The situation you describe is not endemic to "big-A" but rather to an
> administrative person failing to understand the environment they are
> administering. The "one mail client to rule them all" may be entirely
> appropriate in certain business environments (eg. non-technology companies).
> It is the wrong approach (again, in general) for a university or heavy
> research environment. Not understanding this difference is a failure of the
> person, not the position.
I guess I've had the misfortune to run into people with an MBA,
who wield it like a hammer (to whom everything looks like a nail).
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