David Ehrlich
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 14:58:28 PST
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 a 
career as a database professional, I might choose to keep my data in 3rd normal 
form on a SQL database in a PC -- for me, that is the simplest and most obvious 
way to maintain data.  But database means a place where data are kept; how you 
choose to keep them is up to you, as long as you can access and maintain your 
data easily.
David E.  

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