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Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: Alfredo Novoa <alfredo_at_ncs.es>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 14:08:17 GMT
Message-ID: <40bddede.13537195@news-read3.maxwell.syr.edu>


On Mon, 31 May 2004 15:41:15 -0400, "Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net> wrote:

>> When you write in a disk you change de magnetization of a metallic
>> surface. You don't store anything.
>
>Nonsense. You change the physical state of some of the metallic oxide
>molecules. That stores the sign.

A sign is not a thing.

To store is to put a thing into a warehouse.

But in Computing Science it has a new meaning: to represent information using a computer device.

And it is a metaphoric use of the old term.

>Next you're going to try to tell us that when you send a fax, nothing is
>transmitted!

No, but next you are going to tell us is that when you send a fax you are storing signs in a paper :-)

Regards
  Alfredo Received on Wed Jun 02 2004 - 09:08:17 CDT

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