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RE: general questions

From: John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:33:11 -0400

So you think 100 years from now people will be entering text based
commands? I disagree. And some people still ride horses today for
transportation. Doesn't mean I'm gonna get one. But that's OK, because
of the people needing horses it gives people who know how to groom
horses a job, which is a good thing. Just not for me.

And I don't have a lot of faith in windows retaining its market share.



-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:29 PM
To: John Maher
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: general questions

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:10 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:

> Sorry I'm not reading anything on unix if I can help it. Text based
> operating systems will be obsolete. I know all you text gurus will
> argue to your death. But JCL was junk while it was still in use. It
> was used only because that had to, not because it was any good.
> line interfaces, text based oses and the mouse are all going bye-bye.
> Its just a matter of time. May be in my lifetime, may not be, I don't
> care. I am focusing my attention on the future, not the past
> I could get a high paying job doing cobol since those guys are in
> demand. But I don't want to work with a dead language even if it
> die in my lifetime. I'm looking ahead.

You might want to "look ahead" to Windows Server 2012. The core
installation has no GUI, and the entire OS - your whole Windows
domain - can be administered via the very thing you're railing against
- a command-line interface.

Or "look ahead" to Exchange 2007, which shipped with almost no GUI to
speak of as well - any GUI it had was a wrapper on top of PowerShell
scripts (again, you did your administration via the command line).

Windows administrators & developers who choose not to get on the
PowerShell train will be left behind. The GUI is not the end-all,
be-all of computer interfaces, despite what you may believe.
Received on 2012-09-11 21:35:16 CEST

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