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Re: Nature of Oracle-l has changed

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 16:19:30 -0800
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On 2003.08.23 18:34, Tim Gorman wrote:

> Six years ago, a CIO commented to me, waving down a corridor which had
> offices full of developers, "If I had my way, I'd get rid of all of them and
> replace them with lawyers. We'd buy applications instead of building them
> and then sue the vendors." My response was something along the lines of "if
> you think developers are expensive, go price some lawyers", but it certainly
> bounced off him. At the time, I took it as just another colorful comment
> from a colorful guy. But he was dead serious, along with his CIO/CFO
> brethren, and the passing of Y2K and the dot-com bubble pop has expedited
> his prediction...

I always wondered where does this prejudice against us, computer geeks (my apologies to anyone offended by that expression, but I'm a hard core computer geek) comes from? I must say that this prejudice is very hard to understand. IT people are very well educated, very hard working, regularly willing to work long hours and sacrifice their weekends for the benefit of the company. I found that very same attitude against the "darned geeks" at several executives and managers of several companies I worked for. Even if lawyers are much more expensive the programmers, system and database administrators, application designers, they are still very willing to make the switch. I'm not quite sure why are we so hated? Why would anyone want to kill a nice and seet little wabbit?

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA
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