Re: Database design

From: Mark Johnson <102334.12_at_compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 02:31:06 -0800
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"x" <x_at_not-exists.org> wrote:

>"Mark Johnson" <102334.12_at_compuserve.com> wrote in message
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>> "x" <x_at_not-exists.org> wrote:
>> >"Roy Hann" <specially_at_processed.almost.meat> wrote in message
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>> >> "x" <x_at_not-exists.org> wrote in message
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>> >> width and leaping to the conclusion that a table is therefore
>> >> two-dimensional; planar: flat.

>> Then I certainly stand to be corrected. I thought the relation was
>> thought to be essentially an unordered set or list of entities, and
>> nothing more. It exists by itself without any connection to what
>> otherwise is known to be related information, until some links are
>> added. And the question was how is that suitable for representing a
>> nested markup language?

>Have you read this book http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/worldisflat.htm

If you want my opinion of columnist Friedman, he gets by on his PC, and not on any particularly brilliant insight. He's more of the same. And where conventional wisdom doesn't get it, therefore neither would he.

Perhaps we'll have to agree to disagree. Received on Tue Feb 21 2006 - 11:31:06 CET

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