Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: mAsterdam <mAsterdam_at_vrijdag.org>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 19:20:18 +0200
Message-ID: <40bb694a$0$34762$e4fe514c_at_news.xs4all.nl>


x wrote:

> mAsterdam wrote:

>>x wrote:
>>>Alfredo Novoa wrote:
>>>>x wrote:
>>>>>When you say "physical representation" you mean the electrical signal ?
>>>>Yes or the magnetical signal.
>>>>When you write in a disk you change de magnetization of a metallic
>>>>surface. You don't store anything.
>>>>
>>>>>How do you call a "program usable presentation" ?
>>>>
>>>>I don't know what this means.
>>>
>>>It was mAsterdam term, not mine.
>>
>>Why do you say this term was mine? What is going on here?

>
> You said:
>
> When you store data some mechanism creates some
> physical representation that can be transformed
> back into a user or *program usable presentation*
> when it is retrieved. I don't see why
> acknowledging that the physical representation is not
> the data itself should force you to change your
> use of these terms.

Ah the context - now I also know what
I meant again :-)

I fail to see what (when quoted in context) is unclear about it. But you didn't ask, either. Thank you anyway for quoting it in context. Received on Mon May 31 2004 - 19:20:18 CEST

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