How Do You Query a Key-Value Store Anyway?

Just picked this joke up via a (warning: expletive) cartoon a friend mailed me. To spare those who want to avoid the expletive, here’s the text.

Bob: So, how do I query the database?
IT guy: It’s not a database. It’s a key-value store.
Bob: OK, it’s not a database. How do I query it?
IT guy: You write a distributed map-reduce function in Erlang.
Bob: Did you just tell me to go screw myself?
IT guy: I believe I did, Bob.

One response to “How Do You Query a Key-Value Store Anyway?

  1. I have to admit, this explains why I've always had a feeling that Erlang was a particularly bad practical joke.

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