[cap-talk] Capabilities - the rub, an account
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Sun Nov 26 19:46:40 CST 2006
On 26/11/2006, at 15.35, Stiegler, Marc D wrote:
>> > "Considerable overhead", oh, lordy, yes.
>> Editing an ACL takes less than a minute. Basically the
>> overhead is in getting the attention of the sysadmin.
>Yes. The overhead is getting the attention of the sysadmin. That
>overhead can be enormous. In large corporations it is usually enormous.
>Why do we wish to make the sysadmin into a stumbling block for
>activities for which he cannot possibly have any useful input? Why
>should we assume that the goal of computing is to increase the amount of
>effort we spend negotiating with each other? I thought the idea was to
>automate the unpleasant things so we could have more fun :-)
At the SEL automation is not seen as a tool that replace the human, it is
seen as a tool which helps the human in his daily work. Automation
provides continuous operativity on time-consuming, repetitive and
recurring tasks with low professional content, thus allowing concentration
on new creative activities. It is necessary to research on the automation
of EDP centers, not for reduction of the personnel, but for maintenance
and qualification of the current personnel, placing it in condition to
provide the service requested by users."
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