Note that the admin may have his own superior, either in real life and/or in the hierarchy of the computer itself. An account or individual may be given "admin" priledges or controls which give him more power but not full control.
Using your power wisely
- Separation - It is generally good security to create a sub-account and only use actual Admin functions when necessary. See: root. This also goes for political reasons, similar to the way seeing a cop drive by can make people behave differently than their neighbor.
- Malicious Users and Programs - The goal of most Crackers or worms is to gain the most amount of control possible. Admins should be aware of individuals or requests to gain more power. Sometimes, all a Bad Guy needs is a user account on your system to gain Root priviledges.
- Abuse - Using your power for bad, sometimes known as a BOFH, can result in fewer Users and a decrease in your general Karma.