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Re: Fabian Pascal, completely different?

From: Bruce C. Baker <bcb_at_undisclosedlocation.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 17:58:53 -0500
Message-ID: <WzQpi.9222$lZ7.6556@newsfe20.lga>

"paul c" <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac> wrote in message news:efQpi.5875$fJ5.3506_at_pd7urf1no...

> Bruce C. Baker wrote:

>> "paul c" <toledobythesea_at_oohay.ac> wrote in message
>> news:aNOpi.4571$_d2.438_at_pd7urf3no...
>>
>> <snip>
>>
>>>Sorry for replying to a really off-topic thread, it's beyond me what the
>>>database agenda behind the OP could have been.
>>>
>>>p
>>
>>
>> The OP 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.", which I think echoes the sentiments of
>> most if not all of the readers of this NG.
>> ...
>
> Sorry, that doesn't help.  I remain mystified as to what the dickens it 
> has to do with non-db politics.
>

>> Anyone here know how to contact FP? A word or two from him in re his
>> change
>> of direction would be most appreciated.
>
> For several years he responded to emails and then stopped.  Other people 
> have noticed the same.  Since he appears to be still in the land of the 
> living, he must be either pre-occupied with other things or has lost 
> interest in the db fooferah promoted by so many mystics and con artists. 
> Can't blame him.  Now, can we get off this "change of direction" 
> bafflegab?

Can't blame him, indeed. Wasn't it Einstein who said "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity--and I'm not too sure about the universe."?

/(B)afflegab/? I've seen the word before and know what it means, but this is the first time I've seen it used by a contemporary of mine! :-D You're a man after me own heart, paul c!

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