After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going. This is the thirty seventh letter I wrote.
06/03/02 – a bit of Dell Trivia
Hey Sooner Friends from Up North,
I was just reading about Databases, (because my new project requires me to learn this), and I thought I would send you a quick note to show you something I just read:
If I have 64 database tables that I want to join (That’s relational database lingo for those of you who don’t know), then the number of possible ways to join those tables is just about the same number of grains of sand it would take to fill up the entire universe with sand. — Yes. It would take: 1.2 x 10 ^124 grains of sand to fill the entire universe with sand. When you write that number out it looks like this:
Isn’t that something?
I thought you would want to know.
Kevin J. Breazile
Customer Experience / Warranty Cost
Dell Computer Corporation