Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: Laconic2 <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 09:01:16 -0400
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"mAsterdam" <> wrote in message news:40bb17d1$0$33919$
> > Storing and retrieving are lose words because nothing is stored nor
> > retrieved. Data can't be stored because it is not a physical object.
> Yep. I suspect this is a distinction easier to see for non-native
> english speakers, maybe because english nounifies verbs and verbifies
> nouns way to easily.

It has nothing to do with English versus Spanish. Trust me. It has to do with whether you think that only physical objects exist.

Data exists. There is a physical representation of that data on a CD, for example. That physical representation is just as real as the ink on paper is real, or the carvings on the rosetta stone are real. Received on Mon May 31 2004 - 15:01:16 CEST

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