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Re: Career questions: databases

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:32:28 -0300
Message-ID: <4687acd9$0$4344$9a566e8b@news.aliant.net>


David Cressey wrote:
> "hpuxrac" <johnbhurley_at_sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
>
>

>>As unfortunate as it sounds, often you learn the most from mistakes
>>that you make during the design process.  Many of us have been around
>>long enough and made enough mistakes ( regrettably ) that experience
>>starts sounding alarms when the design has problems.

>
> A good alternative to learning from your own mistakes is learning from the
> mistakes of others. The cost is much lower. However, the first thing you
> have to learn is not to be dismissive of other people's mistakes. No one is
> a total fool, even in this industry. A mistake made by someone else is a
> mistake made by someone who is not a total fool.

Sigh. Apparently, you have not been listening. While not everyone is a total fool, total fools abound.

> Another alternative to learning from your own mistakes is to learn the
> fundamentals before you spend too much time making expensive mistakes.

While it is impossible to completely eliminate the former type of learning, one will hardly progress at all without the latter type of learning. Received on Sun Jul 01 2007 - 08:32:28 CDT

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