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Re: Date, the relational model and the application (software layer)

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_golden.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 02:59:00 -0500
Message-ID: <m9-dnervs4GZKcvdRVn-hA@golden.net>


"Jonathan Leffler" <jleffler_at_earthlink.net> wrote in message news:VFc5c.21933$%06.14275_at_newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Bob Badour wrote:
> > "Eric Kaun" <ekaun_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> I wish Date would put out a cheaper version, maybe a condensed
> >> one - the first 6-7 chapters stand alone fairly well. $95 is a
> >> lot (I got mine as a Christmas gift, geek that I am). You'll find
> >> much interesting discussion of database management, security,
> >> replication, transactions, etc. Still not the front-end that
> >> you're seeking, but in my opinion a strong discussion of why
> >> relations should be carried into the front-end, rather than less
> >> well-founded concepts from the front-end leaking into the data.
> >
> > When did libraries stop lending books for free?
>
>
> In the parts of the world I come from, when did libraries start
> lending current editions of technical books for long enough at a time
> to be able to read them - especially large tomes such as Date 8th Edn?
>
> All the libraries I've had access to during my professional career
> have been too cash-strapped to carry all the technical books I need.

I suggest the issue is less an issue of resources and more an issue of librarians lacking a clue about which are the few kernels of worth in the sea of chaff. You need to supply the clue. Received on Tue Mar 16 2004 - 01:59:00 CST

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