Re: Newbie question about db normalization theory: redundant keys OK?

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:18:35 -0400
Message-ID: <4762c8ff$0$5301$>

Tony Rogerson wrote:

>> Why didn't you bother to print out a new schedule when you got back to
>> campus?

> Why? There should be no need; also - there would be considerable
> contention as people came back to campus on the first day of the new term.
>> spammed the campus with their classes for this term and any
>> information from last term

> I guess with the 2,000 students you would check there had been 2,000
> read receipts for the email you sent.
> You also assume that students have email off campus and don't just go
> straight to class according to the schedule they got when signing up for
> the class.
> You are so seriously divorced from any form of real world thinking - did
> you get "shot in the buttock"?
>> As the DBA, it is my job to keep the database consistent; I am not
>> responsible for lazy, confused students who cannot find their own
>> classes in my consistent, normalized Database.  You want to see
>> Student Health Services or read your email with the current data in
>> it.

> What if that had been a hospital system and a patient and their
> medication? You'd be given the wrong medication to the wrong patient
> which could kill them.
> Folk like you are a real problem in the IT industry, your ignorance to
> how the real world works and self importance rather than team importance
> causes delays and failures across the spectrum of IT projects.

Tony, it would be helpful if you did not remove the attribution at the top of your post. I have no idea who you responded to. Was it Joe? Or someone else? Received on Fri Dec 14 2007 - 19:18:35 CET

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