But there's always a bright side
"This pilot fish fresh out of college, Class of '80-something, gets a job in county government as a developer. At the end of each week, the computer operators pass around a large pile of accordion-fold, tractor-feed computer paper with the names of files created that week, and each one circles the files that can be deleted..."
And a turn-off, depending on where we are in the cycle
"This pilot fish pretty much singlehandedly keeps the technology infrastructure humming at this small firm located in a creaky old building, which apparently is still settling after nearly 100 years.
One recent day he gets a heads up that there's trouble with one of the two monitors in the training room, where a customer meeting is in progress. It keeps going black and then coming back on..."
"At the small college where this pilot fish works, a big power failure puts the lights out for everyone in the whole area..."
'We didn't have a generator, so the data center and all our servers were dark,' says fish.
How about Mosaic?
This pilot fish works on the website for a TV station. 'We just updated the CSS on our website,' fish says. 'After completing the upgrade, I sent out an email to a number of station employees, including my boss.
'I told them the upgrade was complete and we had tested it with a number of browsers including IE 7, IE 8, Firefox, Chrome and Opera, and found no issues with any of them..."
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