When I Read ‘When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth’

It was a Monday night, I finished with my work calls and my daily work schedules. Was Just about to end my day and grab some much-needed shut-eye. My friend had suggested me to read this short story for about a month now. I had totally forgotten about it. And I wanted to read something ‘light’ before I sleep. I thought It will be some technical know-how about how System admins deal with their day to day problems. Never did I imagine it’ll be so close to reality now.

For people who have not come across this( Especially if you are a system admin) I urge you to give this a read. It hits so hard and feels so real, especially with the pandemic that s going on. It made me realize System Admins in someways have a totally different psyche to deal with the problems than any normal humans for the very real human problems everyone faces. The story revolves around a ‘Type one ‘ System Admin named Felix and his encounter with a problem that no one saw coming. The story is almost a sci-fi with bits and pieces which are so relatable it makes you wonder!

I won’t give away much and will add a link to this wonderful short story by Cory Doctorow. I could not help but share this piece because

We owe almost all our knowledge
not to those who have agreed,
but to those who have differed.

– Charles Caleb Colton

Hope you guys enjoy the read as much as I did 🙂 Stay safe everyone


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