Re: storing survey answers of different data types

From: paul c <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:01:22 GMT
Message-ID: <CKiIl.23900$Db2.16726_at_edtnps83>

Joe Thurbon wrote:
> Suffice to say, I was following you until you brought him up. What would
> Mott's Clamato man think?
> ...

I guess that television ad' was from so long ago that most people don't remember it. An amateur inventor pitches his idea to a Mott's exec, it's a device that attaches to the kitchen faucet to dispense the juice.   The very incisive exec scoffs and asks sarcastically: why stop there?   Why not just fill the central water supplies with clamato juice? The crackpot replies: "boy, you guys really think big!". It often seems to me that the db field is so easily stumped by small problems that turn into minor crises, eg., the so-called view updating problem has been lingering for years now, if it is really a problem it effectively means that Codd's model is broken. I think the Mott's exec would have said if the theory doesn't suit the purpose, change the theory. Received on Fri Apr 24 2009 - 15:01:22 CEST

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