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Re: Normalization by Composing, not just Decomposing

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 15:41:17 -0500
Message-ID: <c5hj9t$81h$1@news.netins.net>


OK, I'll call your analogy and raise the fact that I would not then have my software developers code directly in either of these -- binary or decimal. Is it the computer that needs to have the data normalized or the people who require that? My contention is that the people don't need it -- it does nothing for THEM. Now, I'm NOT talking about 2nd and 3rd normal forms (or even 5th for that matter) -- it is at least 1NF that is not needed by people (and what follows from that is removing 4NF too, I think). --dawn

"Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote in message news:xYidnT8G3Z9Xp-HdRVn-tA_at_comcast.com...
> Dawn,
>
> Don't be silly. I would no more normalize speech than teach people how to
> count in hexadecimal or binary.
>
> But just because decimal is more "inuitive" for people doesn't mean I
> should build the numerical architecture of the computer around the base
10.
>
>
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Received on Tue Apr 13 2004 - 15:41:17 CDT

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