Robin Carrier
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 15:01:19 PST
what's an SQL?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Ehrlich" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Databasing

Randall P. Linke wrote: Data bases are not for the meek.

I would like to differ. A database is just that -- it could be a box of
handwritten 3x5 cards or pages in a loose-leaf binder or, some high-falutin'
expensive P.C. program. The medium is unimportant: the only important things
are that the data are easy to maintain and access. As a person who has spent 
career as a database professional, I might choose to keep my data in 3rd 
form on a SQL database in a PC -- for me, that is the simplest and most 
way to maintain data. But database means a place where data are kept; how 
choose to keep them is up to you, as long as you can access and maintain 
data easily.

David E.

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