Re: All hail Neo!

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:04:44 -0700
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On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:49:31 GMT, Frank Hamersley <> wrote:

>Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>> On 26 Apr 2006 16:50:00 -0700, "Marshall Spight"
>> <> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I used to be quite pedantic around these kinds of issues
>>> as well, but my current position has turned me around.
>>> The company philosophy is that rough answers are better
>>> than no answers, and that mostly-right answers right now
>>> are better than exactly right answers too late.
>> That is not a universal constraint.

>Nor is it unrealistic!

     True, but assuming it is universal is unrealistic.

     There is a difference between what percentage of clients have overdue accounts and what percentage of amounts owed by clients are overdue. While they are usually going to be similar, one big client being overdue on a substantial amount could be a company killer.

     I want the data and how accurate it is. Maybe, an approximation is good enough is some cases. In others, absolute accuracy might be the ticket. One size does not fit all.


Gene Wirchenko Received on Thu Apr 27 2006 - 19:04:44 CEST

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