Tired of being bombarded with constant requests to share content on social media, bestow ratings, leave comments, and
generally “join in on the discussion,” the nation’s Internet users demanded substantially less interactivity this week. Speaking
with reporters, web users expressed a near unanimous desire to visit a website and simply look at it, for once, without having every
aspect of the user interface tailored to a set of demographic information culled from their previous browsing history.
May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
(slightly skeptical) Open Source Software Educational Society
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This is a self-education oriented site that contains resources for the independently minded IT folks, critical of mainstream fads related to programming and Unix system administration. While attending university has its value in itself, as a good university cultural environment can't be replicated elsewhere, for talented people independent study might save some money and can help to avoid excessive feeding of education sharks. Nevertheless, lifelong self-education is important and should be a goal in itself.
The main purpose of the "slightly skeptical" approach (which is a signature of the site) is to stimulate critical thinking about system administration and software development as professions, to reveal hidden elegance of Unix and its concepts and to stress the importance of scripting languages such as Perl and Python. We try to eschew the conventionally favored obfuscations about IT workplace and related propaganda (for example about IT outsourcing) and expose the theater of absurd which often both academic and, especially, corporate IT represents (sometimes in the form of humor). It also warns about psychopathic bosses (toxic managers) such as micromanagers, bullies, narcissists and authoritarians as well as a standard corporate torture chamber called performance reviews.
In a way this is a site of the "resistance movement" against "disposable IT workers". Still this is an educational site, not a propaganda site, and unlike propaganda that manipulates people emotions and prejudges to impose propagandist's views, education tends to develop the ability of critical thinking.
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