Bob Balaban March 30 2007 08:15:29 PMOk! So, I took a deeeep breath and, with some help from my pals at SNAPPS and a bunch of encouragement /arm-twisting from some friends at IBM, agreed to start a real live blog. This blog right here.
Geek Stuff: yes, of COURSE I am using the Notes 7.02 blog template. No, of COURSE I have not yet figured out all the features, so for a while this site may be less kewl than it could be (but I have access to the ultimate techsupport -- the author of the template. Thank you IBM!). I am currently using Notes 8 Beta 2 to create my content.
Why "In Theory" as the blog banner? Well.... let me be a true narcissist and quote myself:
In theory, theory and reality are the same.
In reality, they're different
Another way of saying it:
In theory, theory and practice are the same.
In practice, they're not.
So, "in theory" really means, "not really"
Did I make this up? Well, as my acquaintance Mad Dog says, "Same words, different order", as in: hardly anything is ever truly original (unless maybe you're Bob Dylan or Siddhartha or Jimi Hendrix). I really owe this mini-rant to a high school classmate of mine, Eric Siskind . One day back in high school (no, i will NOT tell you what year it was), he said to me, "'In theory' means 'not really'". I thought about it, and realized that he was correct. Many years later I exapnded Eric's original declaration to what you see above, and began using it in conference presentations and training sessions.
I like it, and it has a lot of applicability to software theory (!) and practice. So, Eric, if you're out there, thanks!
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