Re: database systems and organizational intelligence
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 19:04:31 +0300
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"Alfredo Novoa" <alfredo_at_ncs.es> wrote in message
> On Mon, 31 May 2004 15:41:15 -0400, "Laconic2" <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
> >> 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
> No, but next you are going to tell us is that when you send a fax you
> are storing signs in a paper :-)
No. When you first write the "signs" on the paper you store them. :-) Or this is just storing ink ? :-)
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