Alt Text: I don't know what's worse--the fact that after 15 years of using tar I still can't keep the flags straight, or that after 15 years of technological advancement I'm still mucking with tar flags that were 15 years old when I started.
I started my current career path in 1998. My reply to the above was, "15 years? has is been that long? so this is what its like to turn into an old man..." And yes, if the modern keyboard hasn't changed much since the iron horse was a new idea 200+ years ago, what makes us think tape archive flags are going to be updated anytime soon?