The recruiter said that EMC was expanding from their mainframe storage market into UNIX ( he actually pronounced it "ooo-nix") and they were looking for people who knew the landscape.
After I got done laughing, I helped him out a bit :)
We went back and forth for a while on the phone, but he said one thing that still sticks with me to this day. "The reason you want to work for a storage vendor", he said, "is one simple reason: nobody ever wants to delete their information."
I thought about that for a moment, and realized that -- compared to other IT infrastructure disciplines like compute, software and networking -- he had a very valid point.
That was true back in 1994, and it's certainly true today.
While the message hasn't changed much, the motivations certainly have …