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July 4th Fun Fact

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Jason Clements
Written by Jason Clements

When you think of July 4th, you may think of fireworks, flags, hot dogs and cookouts, but the reason behind all of the fun is so much more important. July 4th, 1776, marks the day America declared its independence from Britain, and while we’re pretty familiar with the role the founding fathers played in those early days, there may be a fact you don’t know.

The Declaration Was Written on a Laptop

No, our founding fathers didn’t have WiFi back in the day, but Thomas Jefferson did draft one of the most important documents in history on a laptop. Of course, in those times, a laptop was a small writing desk you could fit on your lap, not a Mac.

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Happy 240th birthday America.

About the author

Jason Clements

Jason Clements

Who is Jason Clements? Good question. He is a husband, father, BI consultant, and database administrator, He has been working with SQL Server for a decade, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, data quality, and reporting. Jason is employed with BlueNET Technologies as Senior Business Analytics Consultant.

As an active member of the community, Jason has spoken at regional and local venues including the vendor based trade shows and various user groups & webcasts. He is an active group member and speaker at the North Georgia SQL Server User Group in the ATL area.

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