Arcane secrets of the SQL wizards revealed!



  • From: Nameless Cobol Programmer

    To:
    Edgar Plonk

    Subject:
    RE: Queries



    Edgar,



    I can't open the SQL files. What do I need to open them?







    From: Edgar Plonk
    To: Nameless Cobol Programmer
    Subject: RE: Queries

    Dear Nameless,

    Notepad might work.




  • lol.



    He probably tried to double-click on it and windows brought up the
    dialog that asks you to choose which program to use to open the file. I
    believe on newer versions of windows, SQL files are automatically
    opened in notepad or wordpad without the user having to specify this
    the first time but I'm not sure.



    Maybe this guy spends too much time doing Cobol programming and doesn't
    know how to use windows any better than someone computer illiterate?



  • @ferrengi said:



    Maybe this guy spends too much time doing Cobol programming and doesn't
    know how to use windows any better than someone computer illiterate?




    Quote possible. Some time ago we had a company-internal LAN party and
    one guy was invited who apparently did exclusively Cobol stuff. He was
    absolutely amazed at what he saw; obviously he'd never seen a modern 3D
    game. The kicker was: he'd brought his notebook computer from work,
    which was pretty new and perfectly capable of doing such games - only
    he apparently used it exclusively to log into his mainframes via a
    terminal app - who cares about the last 30 years of technological
    development in computer hardware?




  • @brazzy said:

    @ferrengi said:


    Maybe this guy spends too much time doing Cobol programming and doesn't
    know how to use windows any better than someone computer illiterate?




    Quote possible. Some time ago we had a company-internal LAN party and
    one guy was invited who apparently did exclusively Cobol stuff. He was
    absolutely amazed at what he saw; obviously he'd never seen a modern 3D
    game. The kicker was: he'd brought his notebook computer from work,
    which was pretty new and perfectly capable of doing such games - only
    he apparently used it exclusively to log into his mainframes via a
    terminal app - who cares about the last 30 years of technological
    development in computer hardware?






    Heh, he probably thought he was dreaming and the stuff you were showing him couldn't possibly be real.


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