Re: SQL programming fundamentals

  • From: "Toon Koppelaars" <toon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: michaeljmoore@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 20:54:43 +0200

> Michael wrote:
> Consider two boys that were taught to fish using fishing poles.
> One boy might explore other ways to catch fish such as using a net,
spears, hands, dynamite etc.
> The other will cling to his fishing pole and and study his fishing pole
and even write books about his fishing pole and condemn anybody who does not
use a fishing pole.

Consider two boys who were taught how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood.
One boy might explore other ways to hammer nails such as using a
screwdriver, a pencil, his bare hands, a bag of cottons etc.
The other will cling to his hammer and study various ways of using different
hammers, or nails depending on the wood at hand, apply varying forces when
hitting the nail, etc. (and yeah, maybe even write a book about it at some
point, to show the other that driving nails into wood, really should be done
with the help of a hammer).


Toon Koppelaars
RuleGen BV

Author: "Applied Mathematics for Database Professionals"

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