A mysterious (but seemingly genuine) opportunity

From: Roy Hann <specially_at_processed.almost.meat>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:43:30 -0500
Message-ID: <PbadnRwdio3_a2nVnZ2dnUVZ8vSdnZ2d_at_pipex.net>

I just got this email today, from a well-placed acquaintance, passing on an opportunity that greatly exceeds my ability to execute. If anyone reading this meagre outline feels they might have the right background, I'd be happy to pass on your email address.

> I've been approached by an investment company, based in Chicago,
> that wishes to invest in some "database technology".  They wanted to
> know if I would be willing to do some kind of evaluation of the
> technology in question (I'm not), or if I knew anybody else they
> might approach for that purpose.
> I had a phone call with the person who contacted me and I learned
> that the "technology" in question is in the Data Warehouse arena and
> involves translating SQL queries into some "multidimensional
> database" notation, to take advantage of some possibly novel storage
> architecture.  The guy I spoke to was a lawyer who had found my name
> [...] by Googling "database" (!) and had bought [my book], which of
> course was impenetrable to him.

I have already verified that this is nothing to do with the Transrelational Model; the lawyer had never heard the term or the name Steve Tarin.

My reply-to address won't work, so if you don't feel like putting your hand up in public, email me at coddbotherer at googlemail dot c-o-m.

Received on Tue Oct 14 2008 - 21:43:30 CEST

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