If you've ever been cornered at a social event by someone eager to have you diagnose his computer problems, Braddock Gaskill feels your pain. Venting in this piece at LinuxJournal, Gaskill writes: "The fact is that like most technology professionals, I hate the nitty gritty of computers. The only thing I dread more than attempting to get a new network card
installed, is having a conversation about attempting to get a new network card installed. Operating systems and hardware drivers are a necessary evil that
give me a platform from which I can effectively build elegant systems in mathematics and software."
August 1, 2001