[FoRK] On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Thu Aug 22 01:02:33 PDT 2013


On 8/21/2013 3:57 PM, dan at geer.org wrote:
 > Security geek: Truthfully, cybersecurity is the most intellectually
 > difficult job on the planet but, just as truthfully, success means
 > that nothing happens.  That's the point: nothing happening is the
 > actual work product.

 > Does that qualify as bullshit?

Absolutely not.

Jim Gray would often refer to this as the "Maytag Repairman syndrome". 
Referring to an old TV ad that I have no idea if they are still showing 
or not.

- Joe



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