Re: Mixing OO and DB

From: Thomas Gagne <>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:44:47 -0500
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JOG wrote:
> <snip>
> This seem overly philosophical to me. Surely we don't need metaphysics
> to know that if someone hands me a bit of paper with: "1.00, 0.376 and
> 0.904" on it, well that's just a list of values. However if if someone
> hands you a bit of paper with "Surface Gravity - Earth:1.00, Mars:
> 0.376 and Venus:0.904", or tells you those denotations, then we have
> data ;)

But only if the text strings "Surface Gravity," "Earth," "Mars," and "Venus" mean something to you. They're composed of symbols and our brains give them meaning.

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