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Smug Sigicisms

Occasionally I run across humorous signature lines in people's forum postings. In the tech forums it's quite common for geeks to add a clever saying or motto to show how much of a greymatter dude they are.

Today I came across one at SQL Server Central that I've seen before, and it goes like this:-

In Theory, theory and practice are the same...In practice, they are not.

This sounds pithy and clever, doesn't it? You know - "In practice they are not." Yeh, very good. But I ain't convinced. Theory and practice are very rarely the same in any discipline - that's pretty well established, isn't it? - so that would make this a bad theory in itself.

So in theory, and in practice, theory and practice are usually not the same.

Umm... I think. Beacon