Re: Lessons (was Re: Objects and Relations)
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:22:34 GMT
Keith H Duggar wrote:
>>What lessons have you learned that you might want to >>relay?
> 1. Expression bias was and is the source of much of my daily
> 2. Expression bias was a huge problem for me even before I
> knew it's name.
> 3. Many unfortunate souls suffering under the yoke of
> expression bias likewise do not know what it is.
> 4. It's difficult and time consuming to distinguish a crank
> from an elite troll.
> 5. Contrary to what I had been told before (by a former IBM
> colleague no less) DBMSs are useful, in theory.
> 6. Somewhere out there is a revolutionary DBMS technology
> (TRM) as revolutionary as the multi-stage rocket. Sadly,
> it's not available, nobody knows when it will be, and
> those who know it's details won't leak the "secrets".
> Lessons reinforced:
> 6. VI have infected all the land and all walks of life.
> 7. Vast public resources are wasted on VI and BS.
> 8. Out of arrogance, many stupid people lazily dismiss the
> giants that came before them as ignorant.
> 9. Human arrogance wastes vast resources.
> What big questions remain unanswered in your mind?
> 1. When and who will provide us with an OS based on a
> relational file-system (that works well)?
> 2. Please, please when will we have an industrial strength,
> implemented, relational programming language?
> 3. If we develop a theory unifying bearing and probability,
> will it yield tools better able to express and analyze
Hi Keith, I notice you answered with lessons and unanswered questions but no target audiences etc. Should we assume you have no particular desire to reach any target audience with the lessons you learned? Received on Sat Feb 17 2007 - 00:22:34 CET