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Re: database systems and organizational intelligence

From: x <x-false_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 19:04:31 +0300
Message-ID: <40bdf9b3@post.usenet.com>

"Alfredo Novoa" <alfredo_at_ncs.es> wrote in message news:40bddede.13537195_at_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 :-)

No. When you first write the "signs" on the paper you store them. :-) Or this is just storing ink ? :-)

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