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Re: Your frank opinion

From: Joseph S. Testa <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 06:19:48 -0400
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very true but no one can claim to know it all but just know that either:

  1. they've read it before
  2. they know where to look it up.


guy ruth hammond wrote:
> Deepak Sharma wrote:
> >
> > Joe,
> >
> > Absolutely true. Knowledge is what we get paid for.
> > This has been my experience too regd the work I have
> > been doing, (esp. Physical DBA).
> Ah, but we're not really paid for knowledge. Consider: everything
> I know about Oracle (and a whole lot more besides) you can get for
> the price of downloading Adobe Acrobat, then registering on Oracle
> Technology Network. While it is true that it is possible to make a
> living as a "walking encyclopedia", our value is that we can take
> knowledge of the technology, and the business scenario, and combine
> them into a solution. Latter day alchemists, if you please :0)
> When I was a kid at school, you could earn gold stars on the chart
> on the wall (this was a long time ago... ) by standing in front of
> the class and reciting a multiplication table. Even back then, I never
> bothered to memorize them, like the other kids did: I'd just work them
> out whenever I needed to. And nowadays, I'd be hard pressed to describe
> some of the more obscure SQL syntax, but I can just look that up. Our
> skill is knowing what can be done, then reducing it to what should be
> done. Oh, and knowing how to post to this list ;0)
> g
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Joe Testa
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Received on Wed Jun 07 2000 - 05:19:48 CDT

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