JavaScript and Amway: An Analogy

I originally wrote this in late 2013, expecting it to be printed posthumously. Fortunately for all of us, I survived the Christmas shopping season.

A lesson on JavaScript using a business analogy:

Imagine, for a moment, that you are an emerging entrepreneur. Having questions about getting your startup off the ground – and being tech-savvy as you are – you head on over to – a community, made possible by Stack Exchange, of exceptionally talented entrepreneurs working together to share startup knowledge – to tap into the crowd-wisdom of other peoples experience.

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DataTables Anywhere

Have you ever been on Wikipedia – or some other such site – and found a large table of useful information, and become frustrated because you’re unable to do anything useful with the data? For crying out loud, it’s all right there! Why can’t anyone search, sort and otherwise modify the data right in page?

You can! Assuming you don’t mind getting your hands dirty…

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