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SQL Server 2005 Distilled by Eric L. Brown

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About the Author

My first experience with computers was in 1973 in second grade, in a small-town school on Long Island. I still remember the ratta-tat-tat of the Teletype onto giant rolls of gray paper. Wow!

It wasn’t until high school that I found computers again, this time in the form of the Commodore Pet. It was early programming: BASIC and FORTRAN. I wasn’t sure if computers would work out. Slowly, personal computing emerged, and by the late ’80s I was an information worker—as a college student. My college education was in philosophy and communication studies, which may seem at odds with computing but are not. Philosophy is about logic and abstraction, and communication is about input and output.

My professional computing work began in earnest ...

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