(2003-04-22) Fly Systems Manager

Reading Bruce Sterling's Leggy Starlitz describing himself as a Systems Analyst reminded me of Jeff Goldblum's character in The Fly describing himself as a Systems Manager. Well, I don't work alone. There's a lot of stuff in there I don't even understand. I'm really, uh...a Systems Management man. I farm...bits and pieces, uh, out to guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say..."Build me a laser this, design me a molecular analyzer that," and they do, and I just stick'em together. But, uh, none of them knows what the project really is. So... Various Hacker incarnations.

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