“Each GUID is like a beautiful snowflake: every one a unique item waiting to be born.”

Those are the most beautiful words I have ever know anyone to write about a data type.  I bet no has ever had that passion for an Integer.

The words come from an excellent post on CodingHorror.com

Primary Keys: IDs versus GUIDs

and by the way . . .

A DotNet Framework GUID is a sql  UNIQUEIDENTIFIER.  

Thanks again Microsoft.