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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: paul c <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 00:48:53 GMT
Message-ID: <VDTni.130692$xq1.19454@pd7urf1no>


Paul Mansour wrote:
> I miss Fabian Pascal's criticism of the database industry, and
> contributions to clear thinking on the relational model, as
> dbdebunk.com has been silent for some time now. I noticed recently,
> however, that he is posting (though not writing) on his other passion
> on a new site:
>
> http://fallofknowledgeandreason.blogspot.com/
>
> Interestingly (and, to me, unobjectionably) he seems to have done a
> 180 degree turn in an extremely short time period - so short that I
> suspect that it is not unrelated to the silence on dbdebunk.
>
> I hope he doesn't have a similar conversion with respect to database
> theory and start promoting XML.
>

I miss them too and glad he's kept the dbdebunk archive online but I wouldn't fault him if he forsook the db stuff for his own sake, after seeing all the crap that various db illiterates, mystics and S-O salesmen have thrown at him. He was very patient about some stupid emails I sent him several times. I couldn't figure out much from going to the link because it all seemed to have been written by other people - what do you mean by 180 degrees?

thanks,
p Received on Thu Jul 19 2007 - 19:48:53 CDT

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