Re: consolidation of multiple rows

From: gazzag <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:34:51 -0700 (PDT)
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On 10 Mar, 17:17, wrote:
> Once again we have a thread in this group where practical "working
> hero's" are attacking the "classroom fossils" who comprise the
> academic branch of our diverse industry...
> It always astounds me that the two "factions" fail to recognise that
> they are co-dependent.  The academic side teaches the theory (which
> may not be practical) which shapes the way students approach real
> problems, the practical side provide the implementation and innovation
> that drives the industry forward.
> The fact that these "innovations" are predominantly based on theories
> and thought processes they learned in the classroom (or read in books/
> blogs/<insert academic reference here>) seems to have been forgotten
> or is glossed over ... but innovation becomes classroom material, and
> the next generation's thoughts are shaped and ready to face new real
> problems.
> This is the nature of evolution and progress - grow up and live with
> it!

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the most sensible post in the whole thread, I suggest we end it there :-)

-g Received on Mon Mar 10 2008 - 12:34:51 CDT

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