Novelty retailer Think Geek has set up a special Gifts for Sys Admins section where you can buy your favorite admin a bag of caffeinated popcorn or a "The world is coming to an end, please log off" bumper sticker. (Sadly, none of these items contains unicorn meat.)
Too cheap to even get a gift? Blue Mountain has created a special e-greeting card just for the geeks in your life.
Make today an exception -- especially if you ever want to see your data again.
What's the greatest thing a sys admin has done for you? Post your thoughts below or email me: email@example.com.
This article, "Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the crazy twists and turns of the tech industry with Robert X. Cringely's Notes from the Field blog, and subscribe to Cringely's Notes from the Underground newsletter.