I’ve just been browsing through a subdirectory on my laptop that has survived many migrations from machine to machine over the years – even though some of the material needs programs that probably don’t exist any more.
This slide, from a presentation I gave at the UKOUG annual conference in 1996, raised a wry smile. The title of the presentation was “Fact, Folklore, or Fairy-table” – possibly the first ever “Mythbuster” presentation on the Oracle scene. The title of each slide declared a popular belief, and the rest of the slide commented on the sense or (usually) lack thereof in the belief.
The notes on this particularly slide show that I was talking about Oracle 7 at the time but I remember explaining this particular concept to the DBA at one client site shortly after 6.0.33 went into production.