Re: SQL programming fundamentals

From: Toon Koppelaars <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:54:43 +0200
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> Michael wrote:
> Consider two boys that were taught to fish using fishing poles.
> One boy might explore other ways to catch fish such as using a net,
spears, hands, dynamite etc.
> The other will cling to his fishing pole and and study his fishing pole
and even write books about his fishing pole and condemn anybody who does not use a fishing pole.

Consider two boys who were taught how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. One boy might explore other ways to hammer nails such as using a screwdriver, a pencil, his bare hands, a bag of cottons etc. The other will cling to his hammer and study various ways of using different hammers, or nails depending on the wood at hand, apply varying forces when hitting the nail, etc. (and yeah, maybe even write a book about it at some point, to show the other that driving nails into wood, really should be done with the help of a hammer).


Toon Koppelaars
RuleGen BV

Author: "Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals"

Received on Fri Sep 12 2008 - 13:54:43 CDT

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