Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:00:06 -0500
Reply-To: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Michael Raithel <michaelraithel@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: A bit off track
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Art posted the following:
> Someone on the SAS Forums was asking about Proc Source and AF display
> constraints this morning. In any case, having never heard about proc
> I did some searching on the topic.
> In doing so I came across a 1997 post by "Mr. Proc Source" ..
> In that post he referred to somebody on the list he labeled as: "Dr.
> SAS Is
> Inherently Flawed and Must Be Totally Modified To Be Fit For Human Use"
> Just out of curiosity, who was that?
There; you see now boys and girls?!?!?! That is why they are _ALWAYS_ telling you to think twice before posting anything on the Internet. And, we are not just talking about those amazing pics and bold textual bravados on Facebook, either!!!!!
Art, a very (mentally) young MMMMIIIIKKKKEEEE was obviously trying to characterize a number of the SAS-L personalities who were active at the time. As always, there was the usual one or two who constantly fit the description you quoted. Since they entered the Witness Protection Program, I am not at liberty to reveal their names.
Geeze, though; I put my foot in my mouth enough now without needing anybody dredging up my gaffs from 13 years ago:-)
Art, best of luck in all your SAS endeavors!
I hope that this suggestion proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect those of my organization or my associates. All SAS code and/or methodologies specified in this posting are for illustrative purposes only and no warranty is stated or implied as to their accuracy or applicability. People deciding to use information in this posting do so at their own risk.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance"
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the OS/390 and z/OS Environments, Second Edition
Author: The Complete Guide to SAS Indexes
Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. - Robert A. Heinlein