Re: Object-oriented thinking in SQL context?

From: Bernard Peek <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:16:06 +0100
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<>, David BL <> writes

>This must surely be the biggest problem in the IT industry. How many
>programmers are very clever, ignorant of the basics, and don't even
>know it? It's convenient to say they're innately stupid, but it
>doesn't ring true to me.

It isn't. This sort of ad hominem insult is rarely used against someone who really is stupid. It's much more common when an argument has been presented which is either irrefutable, or which would require too much effort/study to refute. It's usually accompanied by reference to some real or imagined evidence that the insulted person has failed to take into account.

Bob's not in my killfile because his rants are at least entertaining (but probably not so for the targets) and in a recent post he did actually provide some useful information. I hadn't seen him do that before. But in most other newsgroups his behaviour wouldn't be tolerated. When I refer other people to this newsgroup I do have to point out that it's a snake-pit, which is a shame.

Bernard Peek
Received on Wed Jun 17 2009 - 13:16:06 CEST

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