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April 17, 2002

Books and the trap of promising what you can't/don't deliver

I created a 'Books' essay a few days ago, with the intent of putting up a page with current books I'm reading.  Instead, I got sidetracked into trying to come up with a nifty way to generate the booklist of a database.  That's a classic trap technical people fall into, and it's a little embarassing because I'm always telling people to eschew jumping into fancy technical solutions and instead just to solve the problem.