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Re: (Ovid - on the shoulders of giants)

by perrin (Chancellor)
on Aug 15, 2001 at 06:35 UTC ( #104934=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (Ovid - on the shoulders of giants)
in thread Jaron Lanier is a Schmuck

It's all very easy to say that programmers shouldn't work for places like foo that do bar if you've never been in that position. What if you take a great job at foo, they treat you well, you get to hack Perl all day, and then one morning Slashdot reports that one of the lawers there just did bar. Should you just bail on a great thing because one lawyer did something you don't fully approve of?

My point is just that it's not as clear as you may think. There were lots of great people at eToys, and abandoning your job at the first sign of trouble doesn't seem like much of a solution.

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[perldigious]: A question since I'm ignorant of what's normal for database management... Do admins change column names a lot in databases?
[perldigious]: On occasion my scripts break, because they will do something that seems laregly pointless to me... like in this case, changing a column name from "ABC Category" to "ABC Category Override".
[perldigious]: Being the ignorant one, my initial reaction to that is, "that's sort of a dick move, a lot of people like me expect column names like that to stay the same, why the hell would you change them like that for seemingly no good reason?"
[perldigious]: Or is my irritation/ frustration well founded?

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