Re: Ah, but who has better parties?

From: Dawn M. Wolthuis <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 22:06:50 -0500
Message-ID: <c81d4m$kvp$>

"Tony Douglas" <> wrote in message
> "mountain man" <> wrote in message
> <snip>

> Cheers !
> - Tony
> (At the relational party, but wishing things would, you know, lighten
> up a bit. All this politics and religion getting bandied about. So far
> as I know, database theories haven't killed anyone yet.)

Yes, yes, yes -- it has killed many companies! There are many examples of companies that decided to move to that new requirement in the 80's or 90's of a "relational database" and ended up belly up. I've read several such stories, but would have to drum one of 'em up if you are interested. Now, I don't know that any people lost their lives with these deaths, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were at least one suicide in this mix (can't believe I said that after you sent out cheers and all!)

So, my point is, database theories DO impact real people in real ways. Again, if we could keep them in the labs until they are proven (emperically), that would surely help doncha think? More cheers! --dawn Received on Fri May 14 2004 - 05:06:50 CEST

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