It’s interesting from a variety of perspectives – technical, social, and cultural. It’s also somewhat tongue in cheek, yet insightful and thought-provoking. Irrelevant of your views on the subject, I recommend this read. Where else will you find 14 database schema designs trying to solve the same problem.
The legal ramifications of what I’m about to describe are unguessable. I have no idea what rights a civil union like the ones which would be possible below would have, nor do I have any idea what kind of transhuman universe would require so complex a system. This is the marriage database schema to take us up to the thirty-first century, people.
If databases are that difficult to adjust, I can’t even imagine the effort needed for humans…
Slashdot has the details for the story, if you haven’t heard it yet. Inappropriate? Maybe. But then again, where do you draw the line of what’s inappropriate in the sponsor’s bag? (Beer and other alcoholic beverages are very welcome, for example.)
I tend to take things on the lighter side, considering it to be somewhat entertaining and mildly funny.
5 Whys is an iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?” Each answer forms the basis of the next question. The “5” in the name derives from an anecdotal observation on the number of iterations needed to resolve the problem.
What do I think of immediately? Louis CK bit on parenting and kids’ ability to ask an infinite number of “Why?” questions:
Well, I guess, kids, much like me until today, don’t know that you only need 5. Or 6.