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December 6, 2012

I’m reading a computer article about SQL language dialects on http://www.SQLServerCentral.com. it’s the first article of Joe Celko’s “Stairway to SQL Dialects” series, if you’re curious.

Joe is talking about being on the standards committee, and how the standards have evolved over time. He says, “And even then, it is better to have actually been in the discussions so you know the intent.”

I think that sentence right there summarizes the major problems with the passing on of knowledge, in everything from constitutions and wars to relationships. It can never be comprehensive enough; you really did HAVE to be there.

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