This is one of those posts that’s provided as some gratuitous schadenfreund for Linux advocates out there, so just sit back and enjoy the show…
It seems today that Popular Science recently rated Microsoft’s Security Response Center as one of the top ten worst jobs in science. Popular Science has been compiling the list since 2003, as “a way to celebrate the crazy variety of jobs that there are in science,” said Michael Moyer, the magazine’s executive editor.
The MSRC got sixth in the list this year, just behind gravity research subject, but before coursework carcass preparer (read: cats and toads for biology classes). “We did rate the Microsoft security researcher as less-bad than the people who prepare the carcasses for dissection in biology laboratories,” Moyer said. My my, lucky them.
So, Linux fans, sleep soundly tonight with the knowledge that the security response team at Microsoft sits nestled between Whale feces researchers and “garbologists” in the pecking order of worst jobs in science. Who’s laughing? There’s nothing funny about this. not in the slightest.
Link to the list of the worst jobs in science, 2007. Hat tip to HAZMAT divers. Don’t forget to shower!