[Beowulf] [OT] HPC and University IT - forum/mailing list?

Mark Hahn 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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