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Part 1: The SQL

So, I’m beginning to think I’m the only true extrovert I know any more. That’s an issue, because extroverts are a superior race and I’m feeling a bit isolated from my people.

Okay, so that might be a bit much, but the real issue here is that the world of technology is catered towards those who turn inward for support, rather than outward.

Take a quick glance at this DuckDuckGo search I just did:

INTROVERTS!

I want to learn about SQL. But I want to learn it in a way that’s a little easier to relate to than this:

SQL (pronounced “ess-que-el”) stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is used to communicate with a database. According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute), it is the standard language for relational database management systems. SQL statements are used to perform tasks such as update data on a database, or retrieve data from a database

I’ve read that statement a lot of times, but I have no idea what it says. I’m not dumb, as you should know by this point, but that is a difficult phraseology even for people who already know what SQL is.

I searched SQL for extroverts because I’ve learned that if I relate to the way a text is written, I will understand it easier. Maybe this is just a ‘me’ thing, but books by salespeople are way more fun to read and easier to understand than books by scientists. And both groups are just as valid to learn from, in my opinion.

So, are there outgoing, gregarious people in the world who know SQL and take the time to explain it to others online?

No, there aren’t. This is because gregarious people need an audience to perform well.

Let’s have Lady Gaga explain “select statements” and “SQL queries” to me. I’m sure I would understand it instantly with that much bombast.

What I’m saying is that my previous DuckDuckGo search illustrates a huge disparity in techno-culture. For whatever reason, the Internet doesn’t think that extroverts can be interested in learning SQL, or code, or CAD or whatever. Must we stick with Photoshop, iMovie, and Final Cut?

I’m an extrovert who wants to learn something highly technical in a way that is tailored for my specific intuitive and peer-to-peer style of learning.

I’ll give an example of what this would look like in my next post that I’m titling:
Intro to SQL:  Relational Database? More like Unrelatable Database.

This be an issue, yo. Pls. Some1 fix it okai?


Side Note: Add ‘unrelatable’ to the list of dead words.

Photo Credit: Learning SQL by John Carter


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