Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3281373/it-industry/not-so-fast.html#tk.rss_all
Pilot fish who’s a computer science professor gets a call from a former student stumped by a database problem — one that should be pretty easy to solve.
“This was not one of my most stellar students,” fish admits. “It seems they had set up a database for a new state agency and the system was running very slowly.
“I did a small amount of consulting on the side, so I agreed to take a look.”
Turns out the database is rather strangely organized. The explanation? Former student tells fish it’s set up for ease of data entry.
And for retrieval? “No problem,” former