Because they teach it that way. Remember this bad SQL?

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 3/25/13 9:40 AM

In Reply to: Re: Hello world by Kees_B Moderator

The first hit on google about the SELECT is http://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_select.asp

SELECT * FROM table_name

Years later I'm still fixing that one in far too many systems.
Bob