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Re: DB Design Principles for RDBMS

From: Paul Vernon <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 17:48:53 -0000
Message-ID: <b28oov$rqa$1@sp15at20.hursley.ibm.com>


"Niall Litchfield" <n-litchfield_at_audit-commission.gov.uk> wrote in message news:3e47c780$0$22731$ed9e5944_at_reading.news.pipex.net...
> "Paul Vernon" <paul.vernon_at_ukk.ibmm.comm> wrote in message
> news:b284p4$hiu$1_at_sp15at20.hursley.ibm.com...
> > "Anton Versteeg" <anton_versteeg_at_nnll.iibbmm.com> wrote in message
> > news:3E477A6C.B4CD774C_at_nnll.iibbmm.com...
> >
> > or alternatively...
> >
> > > 1. Keep it simple
> >
> > Make it as complex as sufices to capture the detail of the thing being
> modeled
>
> there is an expression of Occam's razor that applies here IMO. 'keep it as
> simple as possible, but no simpler'.

Usually attributed to Einstein I believe. http://www.giga-usa.com/gigaweb1/quotes2/qutopsimplicityx001.htm

Regards
Paul Vernon
Business Intelligence, IBM Global Services Received on Mon Feb 10 2003 - 11:48:53 CST

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