Where Did All The Gurus Go
Posted on 1999-01-27
First of all, please do not take offence at this question, it is in no intended to slight the ability of anyone associated with EE.
I've been in the computer business for around 22 years and in the last few years it seems that there are no real gurus/wizards around any more.
In case some of you aren't familiar with the terms, an example is a guy we use (here in Western Australia would you believe) for our more difficult UNIX problems. He wrote some of the standard device drivers for UNIX in the 70's, he can tell you how the kernel works on the bits and bytes level, write out the full i-node structure from memory, knows ALL the several hundred command line programs and all their options, etc. He is an expert/guru/wizard.
My question is where are the SQL Server gurus, the NT gurus, ... these days?
Anyone got any comments.